for Symbolic Assembler Program
developed for IBM 704 by United Aircraft, at Hartford under Walter Ramshaw, then given over to SHARE
Ramshaw was one of the advisers to IBM on the Speedcoding project, and Roy Nutt's I/O routines were incorporated into FORTRAN.
The present paper describes, in formal terms, the steps in translation employed by the Fortran aritlimetic translator in converting Fortran formulas into 704 assembly code. The steps are described in about the order in which they are; actually taken during translation. Although sections 2 and 3 give a formal description of the Fortran source language, insofar as arithmetic type statements are concerned, the reader is expected to be familiar with Fobtran II, as well as with Sap II and the programming logic of the 704 computer.
in [ACM] CACM 2(02) February 1959 view details
in [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963) view details
in C.J. Bashe, L.R. Johnson, J.H. Palmer, and E.W. Pugh "IBM's Early Computers" MIT Press, 1986 (Vol. 3 in the History of Computing series) view details