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Language peer sets for BESYS:
United States
United States/1958
Designed 1958
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Command systems
Specialised Languages
Command systems
Erotetic systems
Command systems/1958
Erotetic systems/1958
Command systems/United States
Interlocutary/United States
Erotetic systems/United States
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1958
Specialised Languages/us


Command language for BESYS 

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Country: United States
Designed 1958
Published: 1958
Genus: Command systems
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

Command language for the BESYS (Bell Babs System) - influential on MULTICS command language

Related languages
BESYS MULTICS   Derivation of

  • Stevenson, Malcolm G. (1974) Stevenson, Malcolm G. "Bell Labs: A Pioneer in Computing Technology", Murray Hill, NJ: Bell Laboratories, 1974
  • Drummond, R. E. (1987) Drummond, R. E. "BESYS revisited" paper delivered at 1987 AFIPS Pioneer Day on Operating Systems in Chicago 1987 Abstract
  • Mastrogiovanni, Amy P. (1988) Mastrogiovanni, Amy P. "Operating Systems: Some Reflections After a Meeting in Chicago"
          in (1988) Annals of the History of Computing 10(3) 1988
  • Norberg, Arthur L.; O'Neill, Judy E.; Freedman, Ke (1992) Norberg, Arthur L.; O'Neill, Judy E.; Freedman, Kerry J. "A history of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency" The Charles Babbage Institute, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, October 1992 Extract: BESYS and MULTICS
          in (1988) Annals of the History of Computing 10(3) 1988
  • Hauben, Ronda (1994) Hauben, Ronda "On the Evolution of Unix and the Automation of Telephone Support Operations" Abstract Extract: BESYS, MULTICS, UNIX
          in (1988) Annals of the History of Computing 10(3) 1988
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