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Designed 1956
1950s languages
Second generation
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Genus W European algorithmic systems
W European algorithmic systems
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W European algorithmic systems/1956
Historic algorithmic languages/1956
W European algorithmic systems/Germany
Historic algorithmic languages/Germany


Compiler for Zuse Z4 

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Country: Germany
Designed 1956
Genus: W European algorithmic systems
Sammet category: Multi-purpose


Heinz Rutishauser, Konrad Zuse

automatic coding compiler for Zuse Z4. Used a "superplan" to construct "plans" (plans were the Zuse/Rutishauser word for programs)

Bemer 1957 said that it had features not available in US autocodes

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  • Rutishauser, H., (1956) Rutishauser, H., "Massnahmen zur Vereinfachung des Programmierens (Bericht iiber die in fiinfjahriger Programmierungsarbeit mil der Z4 gewonnenen Erfahrungen), Elektronische Rechenmaschinen und Informationsverarbeitung?Electronic Digital Computers and Information Processing, proceedings of October 1955 conference at Darmstadt, Nachrichtentech. Fachberichte 4, 26-30 (1956)
  • Rutishauser, H., (1956) Rutishauser, H., "Methods to simplify programming, experiences based on five years of programming work with the Z4 computer", p. 225. Electronic Digital Computers and Information Processing, proceedings of October 1955 conference at Darmstadt, Nachrichtentech. Fachberichte 4, 26-30 (1956)
  • Bemer (1957) Bemer, R. W. "The Status of Automatic Programming for Scientific Problems" Abstract Extract: Zuse in advance Extract: Summary Extract: IT, FORTRANSIT, SAP, SOAP, SOHIO
          in [Armour] (1957) "Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Computer Applications Symposium" , Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois 1957
  • Knuth, Donald Ervin, and Luis Trabb Pardo (1977) Knuth, Donald Ervin, and Luis Trabb Pardo "The early development of programming languages" pp419-96
          in Belzer, J. (1977) Belzer, J. ; A. G. Holzman, A. Kent, (eds) Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York. 1979
  • Bauer (2001) Bauer, Friedrich L. "A computer pioneer's talk: pioneering work in software during the 50s in Central Europe" Extract: Introduction Extract: How did software arise? Extract: Early Work in Munich and Zurich Extract: The Kellerprinzip
          in [History of computing: software issues] (2002) "History of computing: software issues" Hashagen, Ulf; Keil-Slawik, Reinhard; Norberg, Arthur L. eds Proceedings of the international conference on History of computing: software issues 2002, Paderborn, Germany April 05 - 07, 2000 Springer 2002
  • Bauer (2001) Bauer, Friedrich L. "From the Stack Principle to Algol" Extract: Introduction to Zuse's PLankalkul Extract: Influence by Shannon Extract: sequential formula translation Extract: Recursion and the cellar principle Extract: arrival of Algol Extract: Mainz 22 and algol 58 Extract: ICIP, BNF, stack notation Extract: British hostility and absence, ZMD excellence Extract: Paris Conference Extract: The ALCOR Group Extract: Algol 58 and the death of Algol
          in [Computer Pioneers] (2001) Software Pioneers: Contributions to Software Engineering, Bonn, 28-29. 6. 2001 eds Broy, Manfred and Denert, Ernst Springer 2002
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