Accession Number:

AD0785050

Title:

A Formal Description of a Subset of Algol

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The author describes Microalgol, a trivial subset of ALGOL, by means of an interpreter. The notions of abstract syntax and of state of the computation permit a compact description of both syntax and semantics. The author advocates an extension of this technique as a general way of describing programming languages.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE