Introduction to Programming Languages

  • Ian Chivers
  • Jane Sleightholme


The primary aim of this chapter is to provide a short history of program language development and give some idea as to the concepts that have had an impact on Fortran. It concentrates on some but not all of the major milestones of the last 40 years, in roughly chronological order. The secondary aim is to show the breadth of languages available. The chapter concludes with coverage of a small number of more specialised languages.


Programming Language Logic Programming Good Introduction Abstract Data Type Adobe System Incorporate 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Chivers
    • 1
  • Jane Sleightholme
    • 2
  1. 1.Rhymney ConsultingLondonUK
  2. 2.FortranplusLondonUK

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