ALGOL

Programming Language/Software

ALGOL, which is short for ALGOrithmic Language, is a family of imperative computer programming languages. It was developed by a committee of European and American computer scientists in a joint effort during a meeting at the ETH Zurich in 1958. It was the first programming language to introduce code blocks and nested functions.

The major specifications are…:

  • Algol 58, also known as Jovial or Neliac
  • Algol 60/ (Algol 60 + G)
  • Algol 68
  • Algol W (version by Niklaus Wirth, who later developed PASCAL)