On Mar 17, 2017, at 2:26 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
It wasn't until the microcomputer era with BASIC, I think that FORTRAN
wasn't the first HLL to be contemplated for a new architecture.
Not quite true. ALGOL was the first choice for a couple of architectures: Electrologica
X8, and the Burroughs 48-bit mainframes. And I supposed you could claim that status for
Bliss in the case of VAXen, though in a different sense there was a whole set of high
level languages that were there day 1 because the architecture envisioned all of them (and
any combination of them).