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Language peer sets for AIMACO:
United States
United States/1958
Designed 1958
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus COBOL coeval
Business Data Processing
COBOL coeval
Data processing
COBOL coeval/1958
Data processing/1958
COBOL coeval/United States
COBOLs/United States
Data processing/United States
Business Data Processing
Business Data Processing/1958
Business Data Processing/us


AIr MAteriel COmmand compiler 

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Country: United States
Designed 1958
Published: 1958
Genus: COBOL coeval
Sammet category: Business Data Processing

AIr MAteriel COmmand compiler. Data processing language, modification of FLOW-MATIC by John Jones of Air Materiel Command to run on UNIVAC 1105.

"Withdrawn in favour of COBOL"

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  • The AIMACO compiling system--preliminary manual. (1958) The AIMACO compiling system--preliminary manual. Air Materiel Command (May 29, 1958).
  • Asch, Alfred. (1959) Asch, Alfred. 1959 July 29. Minutes of Committee Meeting on Data Systems Languages Held at Bureau of Standards, June 23-24. (Cited in Sammet 1978) Extract: Languages examined by CODASYL
  • Data Systems Plans Division. Directorate of Plans (1959) Data Systems Plans Division. Directorate of Plans and Programs. "The Air Material Command Compiler for Electronic Data-Processing Equipment (AIMACO)" AMCM 171-2, June 30 1959. Headquarter, Air Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Miller ER and Jones JL (1959) Miller ER and Jones JL "The Air Force Breaks through the Communications Barrier" UNIVAC Review Winter 1959
  • Jones, John L (1960) Jones, John L "A COBOL Processor for The Univac 1105" Extract: AIMACO and COBOL
          in [Proceedings] (1960) Proceedings of the 1960 Computer Applications Symposium, Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
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          in [ACM] (1961) [ACM] CACM 4(01) (Jan 1961)
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          in [ACM] (1961) [ACM] CACM 4(01) (Jan 1961)
  • McGee, William C. (1962) McGee, William C. "The property classification method of file design and processing" pp450-458 Abstract
          in [ACM] (1962) [ACM] CACM 5(08) August 1962
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          in (1968) PL/I Bulletin, Issue 6, March 1968
  • Sammet, Jean E. (1969) Sammet, Jean E. "Computer Languages - Principles and History" Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice-Hall 1969. p.378.
          in (1968) PL/I Bulletin, Issue 6, March 1968
  • Sammet, Jean E., (1972) Sammet, Jean E., "Programming languages: history and future"
          in [ACM] (1972) [ACM] CACM 15(06) (June 1972)
  • Stock and Stock (1973) Stock, Marylene and Stock, Karl F. "Bibliography of Programming Languages: Books, User Manuals and Articles from PLANKALKUL to PL/I" Verlag Dokumentation, Pullach/Munchen 1973 18 Abstract
          in [ACM] (1972) [ACM] CACM 15(06) (June 1972)
  • Sammet, Jean E. (1978) Sammet, Jean E. "The early history of COBOL" Abstract
          in [HOPL I] (1979) SIGPLAN Notices 14(04) April 1979 including The first ACM SIGPLAN conference on History of programming languages (HOPL) Los Angeles, CA, June 1-3, 1978
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