Early Programming Books

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Sun Jun 20 15:58:25 CDT 2021

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> I have two books on ALGOL 60 from 1962 - 
> A Guide to ALGOL Programming, Daniel D. McCracken 
> A Primer Of ALGOL 60 Programming, E.W. Dijkstra 

Dijkstra and Zonneveld wrote the first ALGOL compiler in 1961, so there might be documents from that time, most likely in the CWI (Mathematical Center) archives.

There's a course textbook on programming that is not machine specific, by Dekker, Dijkstra and van Wijngaarden, "Course on programming automatic calculating machines", November 1957.  It's quite extensive; the document is 110 pages long.


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