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Language peer sets for SODA:
Designed 1957
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Symbolic assemblers
Symbolic assemblers
Fixed operation
Symbolic assemblers/1957
Fixed operation/1957
Symbolic assemblers/Australia
Fixed operation/Australia


Symbolic Optimum DEUCE Assembly  

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Country: Australia
Designed 1957
Published: 1958
Genus: Symbolic assemblers
Sammet category: Multi-purpose

Symbolic Optimum DEUCE Assembly Program. Symbolic assembler for a one-level storage virtual machine for the English ELectric DEUCE.

Written by Gordon Bell who later played an important role in DEC, while on a Fulbright fellowship to Australia.

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  • Brigham, R. C. & Bell, C. G. (1958) Brigham, R. C. & Bell, C. G. "SODA Manual of Operation", School of Elec Eng, U New S Wales, Sydney, NSW (1958).
  • Brigham, RC and Bell, CG (1959) Brigham, RC and Bell, CG "A translation routine for the DEUCE computer" pp76-84 Abstract Online copy Extract: Introduction to the Problem Extract: Interpretive and Translation Routines Extract: Introduction to the New Pseudo Language—SODA Extract: The SODA Machine and the SODA Language Extract: Results
          in (1959) The Computer Journal 2(2) July 1959
  • D.G. Burnett-Hall, D.G. and Samet, P.A. (1959) D.G. Burnett-Hall, D.G. and Samet, P.A. "A PROGRAMMING HANDBOOK FOR THE COMPUTER DEUCE" RAE Technical Note No. M.S.38 April 1959
          in (1959) The Computer Journal 2(2) July 1959
  • Denison (1960) Denison, S. J. M. "Further DEUCE interpretative programs and some translating programs pp127-45 Extract: Introduction Extract: SODA
          in Goodman (ed) (1960) Goodman, Richard (ed) "Annual Review in Automatic Programming "(1) 1960 Pergamon Press, Oxford
  • Blum, E. (1961) Blum, E. K. review of Goodman 1960 Abstract
          in (1961) ACM Computing Reviews 2(03) May-June 1961
  • Campbell-Kelly, Martin (1982) Campbell-Kelly, Martin "The Development of Computer Programming in Britain (1945 to 1955)" Extract: Programming on the DEUCE Extract: Conclusions Abstract
          in (1982) Annals of the History of Computing 4(2) April 1982 IEEE
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