SOVIET CYBERNETICS TECHNOLOGY: IX. ALGEC-SUMMARY AND CRITIQUE,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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This Memorandum consists of two parts Part I, concerning the preliminary version of the ALGEC Report, consists of a summary and critical evaluation of the features which were added to ALGOL 60. Part II, concerning the final version, contains a similar self-contained summary of added facilities and, again, an evaluation which reflects on the progress made with respect to the preliminary version. Both reports are found to be significantly lacking in precision, consistency, and clarity of exposition. Although the ALGEC description compares favorably with manuals describing new programming languages developed in this country, it hardly constitutes a contribution to the state of the science of programming languages. Important aspects of data processing are not reflected in the language, such as input and output. One can therefore predict that the final version of the report will hardly remain final.
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