Artifact Details

Title

Early history of programming languages. Lecture by Donald E. Knuth at the Los Alamos History of Computing Conference

Catalog Number

102695392

Type

Moving image

Date

1976-06-15

Credits

Knuth, Donald E.

Place of Publication

Los Alamos, NM, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number Reel 36 Original tape numbering
Other number Reel 37 Original tape numbering

Duration

00:59:00; 00:21:00

Format

1" IVC magnetic tape

Description

This lecture surveys the evolution of "high-level" programming languages during the first decade of computer programming activity. Discussed are the contributions of Zuse (the Plankalkul), Goldstine and von Neumann (Flow Diagrams), Curry (Composition), Mauchley et al. (Short Code), Burks (Intermediate PL), Rutishauser (Klammerausdruke), Bohm (Forumules), Glennie (AUTOCODE), Hopper et al. (A-2), Laning and Zierler (Algebraic Interpreter), Backus et al. (FORTRAN), Brooker (Mark I AUTOCODE), Kamynin and Liubimskii.

Reel 36 covers 8:56 to 10:00 AM. Reel 37 covers 10:00 to 10:21 AM.

Roughly corresponds to "The Early Development of Programming Languages" in _A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century_, ed. N. Mtropolis, J. Howlett, and Gian-Carlo Rosa.

Category

Lecture

Series Title

International Research Conference on the History of Computing

Lot Number

X5953.2011