autocode for GAMMA 60
for Automatic Programming
advanced mathematical language for BULL GAMMA 60
First to feature lower case as well?
POYEN,J. AP 3-autoprogrammation pour Gamma 60 (AP 3-autoprogram for the GAMMA 60). Chiffres 2, 2 (June 1959), 123-138. (French)
AP 3 is a synthetic language very similar to the language of mathematics and is designed for use in the computer GAMMA 60 (from the abstract). AP 3 is similar to languages such as FORTRAN in many respects but at the same time does have a number of points well worth noting. Certain new symbols are introduced including a lower ease alphabet. Other significant features are the ability to do real and complex arithmetic in either single or double precision and an "execute" command which permits the repetition of a calculation represented by a group or groups of statements. It appears that AP 3's major distinguishing contributions to automatic programming are its ability to do more eomplicated arithmetic, the introduction of new symbols, and a more extensive command structure.
D. L. Thomsen, Jr., White Plains, N. Y.
in ACM Computing Reviews, January-December 1960 view details