Artifact Details

Title

The FORTRAN automatic coding system

Catalog Number

102663113

Type

Text

Date

1957-02

Author

Backus, John

Publisher

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Extent

10 p.

Copyright Holder

Association for Computing Machinery

Description

In Proceedings Western Joint Computer Conference, Los Angeles, California. Pages 188-198. Typeset reprint in original blue cover. "This is the first formal paper on the completed FORTRAN implementation reporting both on the language and on the design of the compiler. It includes an overview of the language, a description of each stage of the processor (with attributions of responsibilities amongst the authors), and conclusions regarding the success of the project. The final statement is worthy of repeating: "... the intellectual satisfaction of having formulated and solved some difficult problems of translation and the knowledge and experience acquired in the process are themselves almost a sufficient reward for the long effort expended . . . " [Lee 1984]

Category

Paper/Record

Collection Title

Fortran Archive

Credit

Gift of Paul McJones

Lot Number

X4115.2007