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Language peer sets for CHLF:
United Kingdom
United Kingdom/1962
Designed 1962
1960s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Early Autocodes
Early Autocodes
UK historic algorithmic systems
Early Autocodes/1962
UK historic algorithmic systems/1962
Early Autocodes/United Kingdom
Autocodes/United Kingdom
UK historic algorithmic systems/United Kingdom


Extension of Mercury Autocode to run on IBM 7090 

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Country: United Kingdom
Designed 1962
Genus: Early Autocodes
Sammet category: Multi-purpose

for Cern, Harwell, London, Farnborough autocode

Co-operative effort between CERN, Harwell Atomic plant, University of London Computer Unit and Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough to make an extended MERCURY AUTOCODE

DC Cooper et al Operational  Nov 1961

Related languages
CERN Autocode CHLF   Subsumed
Mercury Autocode CHLF   Extension of
CHLF CHLF3   Extension of

  • 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)
  • Nixon, W. L. B.: (1964) Nixon, W. L. B.: "An introduction to CHLF AUTOCODES" I.C.S. 1964
          in [ACM] (1963) [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963)
  • Nixon, W.L.B. (1966) Nixon, W.L.B. "The EXCHLF Autocode Handbook" University of London Press,University of London,1966, Provisional Version Extract: Historical summary
          in [ACM] (1963) [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963)
  • Howlett, Jack (1979) Howlett, Jack "Computing at Harwell 1948-1961" Atlas Computer Laboratory Report 1979 Extract: Autocodes
          in [ACM] (1963) [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963)
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