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Language peer sets for Generalized ALGOL:
Designed 1962
1960s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus True ALGOL68s
Numerical Scientific
True ALGOL68s
Generation of Algol 68
Algol family
True ALGOL68s/1962
Generation of Algol 68/1962
Algol family/1962
True ALGOL68s/Netherlands
Generation of Algol 68/Netherlands
Algol family/Netherlands
Numerical Scientific
Numerical Scientific/1962
Numerical Scientific/nl

Generalized ALGOL(ID:5362/gen003)

ALGOL for generalised grammars 

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Country: Netherlands
Designed 1962
Genus: True ALGOL68s
Sammet category: Numerical Scientific

Van Wijngaarden's proposal for an ultra-generalized and abstracted ALGOL - this led eventually to the creation of ALGOL 68.

Related languages
ALGOL 60 Generalized ALGOL   Extension of
Generalized ALGOL ALGOL 68   Evolution of
Generalized ALGOL SIGMA   Influence

  • Van Wijngaarden, A. (1962) Van Wijngaarden, A. "Generalized ALGOL" pp.409-419.
          in (1962) Symbolic Languages in Data Processing, in the Proceedings of the Symposium organized and edited by the International Computation Centre, Rome, Italy, March 26­31, 1962, Gordon and Beech Science Publishers, 1962.
  • Woodger, M. (1963) Woodger, M. "The Description Of Computing Processes, Some Observations on Automatic Programming And Algol 60" pp 1-22
          in Goodman (ed) (1963) Goodman, Richard (ed) "Annual Review in Automatic Programming" (3) 1963 Pergamon Press, Oxford
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