Report Number: CS-TR-68-98
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: ALGOL W implementation
Author: Bauer, Henry R.
Author: Becker, Sheldon I.
Author: Graham, Susan L.
Date: May 1968
Abstract: In writing a compiler of a new language (ALGOL W) for a new machine (IBM System/360) we were forced to deal with many unforeseen problems in addition to the problems we expected to encounter. This report describes the final version of the compiler. The implemented language ALGOL W is based on the Wirth/Hoare proposal for a successor to ALGOL 60. The major differences from that proposal are in string definition and operations and in complex number representation.