Accession Number : AD0647035

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS TECHNOLOGY: IX. ALGEC-SUMMARY AND CRITIQUE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wirth,Niklaus

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This Memorandum consists of two parts: Part I, concerning the preliminary version of the ALGEC Report, consists of a summary and critical evaluation of the features which were added to ALGOL 60. Part II, concerning the final version, contains a similar (self-contained) summary of added facilities and, again, an evaluation which reflects on the progress made with respect to the preliminary version. Both reports are found to be significantly lacking in precision, consistency, and clarity of exposition. Although the ALGEC description compares favorably with manuals describing new programming languages developed in this country, it hardly constitutes a contribution to the state of the science of programming languages. Important aspects of data processing are not reflected in the language, such as input and output. One can therefore predict that the 'final' version of the report will hardly remain final.

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS), (*DATA PROCESSING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES), CYBERNETICS, LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, USSR, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SYMBOLS

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE