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Designed 1957
1950s languages
Second generation
Early Cold War
Genus Early Autocodes
Early Autocodes
UK historic algorithmic systems
Early Autocodes/1957
UK historic algorithmic systems/1957
Early Autocodes/Norway
UK historic algorithmic systems/Norway


Mercury Automatic Coding  

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Country: Norway
Designed 1957
Published: 1957
Genus: Early Autocodes
Sammet category: Multi-purpose

for Mercury Automatic Coding

One of the first extensible languages, originally for the English Electric Mercury and later the ICT1300 series, developed by Dahl for the NDRE

This was influential in the formulation of the first Norwegian Algol, hence of Simula


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MAC SIMULA   Influence

  • Dahl, O. J. (1957) Dahl, O. J. "Mercury automatic coding" Norwegian Board of Defense, 1957
  • Dahl, O.-J. (1957) Dahl, O.-J. "Multiple index countings on the Ferranti Mercury computer" Oslo: Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, 1957.
  • Dahl, Ole-Johan (1957) Dahl, Ole-Johan "Autocoding for the FERRANTI Mercury Computer (MAC)" Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Sept. 1957, Oslo, Norway
  • Dahl, O.-J.; and Garwick, Jan V. (1958) Dahl, O.-J.; and Garwick, Jan V. "Programmer's handbook for the Ferranti Mercury Computer, Frederic at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment" 2nd ed., Kjeller : Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, 1958.
  • [BCS Bulletin] (1961) BCS Bulletin - Literature and References to Simplified Programming Schemes for Computers, Available or Projected - November 1961
  • Lombardi, Lionello (1961) Lombardi, Lionello "System Handling of Functional Operators"
          in [ACM] (1961) [ACM] JACM 8(2) April 1961
  • 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)
  • Stock (1971) Stock, Karl F. "A listing of some programming languages and their users" in RZ-Informationen. Graz: Rechenzentrum Graz 1971 144 Abstract
          in [ACM] (1963) [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963)
  • Sammet (1972) Sammet, Jean E., "Roster of Programming Languages 1972" 155
          in (1972) Computers & Automation 21(6B), 30 Aug 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 346 Abstract
          in (1972) Computers & Automation 21(6B), 30 Aug 1972
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