BC NELIAC(ID:157/bcn001)


Version of NELIAC, post 1962. Made at BC

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NELIAC => BC NELIAC   Implementation

  • Huskey, H. D., Love, R., and Wirth, N., "A Syntactic Description of BC NELIAC" view details Extract: Context of development
    In 1958, at the time of the formation of an Iternational Algorithmic Language for Computing Machines (subsequently named ALGOL), a project was started at the US Naval Electronics Laboratory in San Diego to develop a translator for IAL. Overtaking the definition effort, they defined their own language, doing so with a particular control application in mind. Thus, a problem-oriented language based on ALGOL was defined and translators were built for a number of computers (Sperry-Armstrong, Datatron, CDC and IBM among others). The resulting language (named NELIAC) was Algebraic in character (like ALGOL) but much simpler and straight-forward (and consequently much easier to learn and to use). Minimum effort principles were used in the design -- things that are said frequently can be said simply, and historica] mathematical notations are respected as feasible. Using load-and-go techniques, single-pass fast compilation was possible (more than 5000 object commands per minute), and fast-running programs were obtained

          in [ACM] CACM 6(07) July 1963 view details
  • Kurtz, T. E. Review of Huskey et al 1963 (BC NELIAC) view details Abstract: The syntactical description of the Berkeley NELIAC is given in Backus Normal Form. The description also contains semantics and examples, and appears similar to the formal description of ALGOL as published in Communications ACM [ May 1960 and January 1963 ] . A syntactical flowchart after the fashion of the Burroughs ALGOL-60 syntactical chart is included. It is pointed out that there are several versions of the NELIAC language but that a standard one has not yet been adopted.
          in ACM Computing Reviews 5(01) January-February 1964 view details
  • Sammet, Jean E. "Computer Languages - Principles and History" Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice-Hall 1969. p.197. view details
          in ACM Computing Reviews 5(01) January-February 1964 view details