Saturday, March 19, 2005

CPL

Introduction

CPL (Combined Programming Language) is based on ALGOL 60, and is an ALGOL-like language in both syntax and spirit.

Discussion

CPL was partially implemented on the Titan computer at Cambridge and the Atlas computer at London University. CPL was designed to solve all types of problems, it was designed to be machine-independent, but oriented towards actual computers. (Barron et al. 1963:134-143).

The work on CPL started in 1961 at the University of Cambridge. M. Richards continued work on BCPL, a descendant of CPL, in 1968 (Jones 1999).

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