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Language peer sets for SAP:
United States
United States/1953
Designed 1953
1950s languages
First generation
Early Cold War
Genus Symbolic assemblers
Numerical Scientific
Symbolic assemblers
Fixed operation
Symbolic assemblers/1953
Fixed operation/1953
Symbolic assemblers/United States
Assemblers/United States
Fixed operation/United States
Numerical Scientific
Numerical Scientific/1953
Numerical Scientific/us


Symbolic Assembly 

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Country: United States
Designed 1953
Published: 1953
Genus: Symbolic assemblers
Sammet category: Numerical Scientific

for Symbolic Assembler Program

developed for IBM 704 by United Aircraft, at Hartford under Walter Ramshaw, then given over to SHARE

Ramshaw was one of the advisers to IBM on the Speedcoding project, and Roy Nutt's I/O routines were incorporated into FORTRAN.


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  • Bemer (1958) [Bemer, RW] [State of ACM automatic coding library August 1958]
  • Sheridan (1959) Sheridan, Peter B "The Arithmetic Translator Compiler of the FORTRAN Automatic Coding System" Extract: Introduction
          in [ACM] (1959) [ACM] CACM 2(02) February 1959
  • Bemer, R (1962) Bemer, R "ISO TC97/SC5/WGA(1) Survey of Programming Languages and Processors" December 1962
          in [ACM] (1963) [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963)
  • (1986) "The Speedcoding Language and interpreter" 9.3 pp333-338
          in C.J. Bashe, L.R. Johnson, J.H. Palmer, and E.W. Pu (1986) C.J. Bashe, L.R. Johnson, J.H. Palmer, and E.W. Pugh "IBM's Early Computers" MIT Press, 1986 (Vol. 3 in the History of Computing series)
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