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Reminiscences of Whetstone ALGOL

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD


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The co-author of ALGOL 60 Implementation, always known as Randell and Russell, muses on the origins of Whetstone ALGOL for the KDF9 and its influence. Whetstone ALGOL was inspired by a week-long school at Brighton Technical College at which Edsger Dijkstra and Peter Naur seem to have cast a spell over everybody present.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Randell B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Resurrection

Year: 2010

Issue: 50

Pages: 14-22

ISSN (print): 0958-7403

Publisher: Computer Conservation Society