An Early Success for High-level Languages
  • Bengt Asker
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


Algol-Genius, an Algol 60 implementation with features from COBOL, was the brainchild of Börje Langefors. In 1964, assembler was the dominant programming language, but Algol-Genius broke that trend among Datasaab D21 customers. Algol-Genius programs were still in production in the late nineties.

Key words

Algol Datasaab computers programming languages 


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© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

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  • Bengt Asker

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