Early Programming Books
cube1 at charter.net
Tue Jun 22 15:31:28 CDT 2021
I’d like a copy. This is the card version?
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> On Jun 22, 2021, at 3:28 PM, Van Snyder via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-06-22 at 15:44 -0400, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>> The Electrologica ALGOL compilers used somewhat similar mixtures of
>> pseudocode and machine code.
> The IBM 1401 Fortran compiler 1401-FO-050 (subset of Fortran II)
> generated machine code for integer operations, and bytecode for
> floating point. The machine didn't have any floating-point hardware.
> The bytecode was smaller than subroutine calls would have been.
> Floating-point arithmetic was rather well done. Up to 20 decimal
> digits, with two guard digits. Only significant defect was that
> rounding wasn't symmetric. Gary Mokotoff did a very good job. I have
> the source code if anybody wants it.
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