Algol W [was: Microsoft open sources GWBASIC]

ben bfranchuk at
Wed May 27 15:21:39 CDT 2020

On 5/27/2020 1:45 PM, Paul McJones via cctalk wrote:

> And here’s a 1964 Stanford TimeSharing Project Memo by McKeeman and Wirth on Gogol:
> Gogol is a simple, integer arithmetic language used under the PDP-1 time sharing system at Stanford. This memorandum includes the syntactical definition of the language and a number of sample programs as well as a brief description of the operational characteristics of the compiler. Gogol was designed to permit fast compilation of efficient machine code directly into memory. The speed of compilation together with the accessibility of the text editor make program de- bugging relatively rapid. The examples presented here plus the availability of the compiler should form an adequate basis for learning to use the language. More detailed information depends heavily on a knowledge of PDP-1 hardware.
Do we have CODE? PDP-1's seems to be showing up more often than a PDP 8 
as retro project.

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