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Language peer sets for Elliot 401 Autocode:
United Kingdom
United Kingdom/1955
Designed 1955
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Autocode Coeval
Excluded from Sammet
Autocode Coeval
UK historic algorithmic systems
Autocode Coeval/1955
UK historic algorithmic systems/1955
Autocode Coeval/United Kingdom
Autocodes/United Kingdom
UK historic algorithmic systems/United Kingdom
Excluded from Sammet
Excluded from Sammet/1955
Excluded from Sammet/uk

Elliot 401 Autocode(ID:3190/)

Elliot Bros Autocode 

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Country: United Kingdom
Designed 1955
Genus: Autocode Coeval
Sammet category: Excluded from Sammet

Autocode written for the Elliot Bros 401 at Rothamsted by Yates and Lipton. Pioneered many forms of optimisation, and also may have been the first pretty-printer

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  • Lipton, S. (1955) Lipton, S. "A note on the electronic computer at Rothamsted" pp69ff
          in (1955) Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation 9, (1955)
  • Lipton, S. (1957) Lipton, S. "Two Programming Techniques for One-Plus-One Address Computers" pp274-278 Extract: Printing program code Extract: Summary of the routine
          in [ACM] (1957) [ACM] JACM 4(3) July 1957
  • Yates, F.; and Lipton, S. (1957) Yates, F.; and Lipton, S. "Automatic programming routine for ELLIOT 401" pp151-6 Extract: Introduction Extract: Main points of the routine
          in [ACM] (1957) [ACM] JACM 4(2) April 1957
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