Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An algebraic computer language for solving primarily mathematical and scientific problems using algorithms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A high-level programming language mostly used for solving mathematical and scientific problems.

Etymologies

alg(orithmic-)o(riented) l(anguage).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From algorithmic language. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • IFAIK neither used the of these guys actually used the word "bloated", the closest I could find was "monster" in CAR Hoare's Turing address: "At last, in December 1968, in a mood of black depression, I attended the meeting in Munich at which our long-gestated monster was to come to birth and receive the name ALGOL 68."

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  • Royal Zoological Society of Ireland), by Mr. CYRIL BRETHERTON ( "ALGOL"), a book of verses which have appeared elsewhere and are being sold for the benefit of the Dublin Zoo.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28

  • The O'Reilly about-the-author page says "He wrote five computer books during the 1980s", and one of those was the first book I ever read about computer culture, as opposed to books about what computers were and what they did and what the difference was between PL/I and ALGOL.

    Making Light: The lily knows not why it blossoms in the spring

  • Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī 780–850, from whose name we get “algorithm” and the language ALGOL.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » People’s Names in Computing

  • Dijkstra also discourses on the development of ALGOL 60 and the origins of computing science in Europe and America.

    Oral history interview with Edsger W. Dijkstra

  • ; ALGOL (Computer program language); Computer science -- United States -- History.

    Oral history interview with Edsger W. Dijkstra

  • Zemlin discusses a number of specific projects, including the development of the ALGOL compiler at Oak Ridge.

    Oral history interview with Richard A. Zemlin

  • Topics include: magnetic drums and magnetic memory, the MAILUFTERL computer (which Zemanek designed and built), the LOGALGOL and other compilers, the University of Vienna where Zemanek worked on his computer, the subsequent sponsorship of the project by International Business Machines Europe, and ALGOL and PL/I language standards development.

    Oral history interview with Heinz Zemanek

  • The next section of the interview describes the European side of the development of ALGOL, including his work and that of Rutishauser, Samelson, and Bottenbrach.

    Oral history interview with Friedrich L. Bauer

  • Topics include: the state of the industry in the late 1950s; the 5000's predecessors, particularly the ElectroData 101 and 201, B 205, and B 220; factors influencing the decision to produce the B 5000; reasons for designing the machine for ALGOL rather than FORTRAN and the effect of this decision on the computer's development and sales.

    Burroughs B 5000 Conference

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