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A Formal Description of a Subset of ALGOL. AIM-024.

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Title:
A Formal Description of a Subset of ALGOL. AIM-024.
Author:
McCarthy, John, 1927-2011
Author (no Collectors):
McCarthy, John, 1927-2011
Description:
We describe Microalgol, a trivial subset of Algol, by means of an interpreter. The notions of abstract syntax and of 'state of the computation' permit a compact description of both syntax and semantics. We advocate an extension of this technique as a general way of describing programming language.
Topic:
Artificial intelligence
Subject:
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Memo (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 text file
Publication Info:
cau and Stanford (Calif.)
Date:
September 1964
Place created:
Stanford (Calif.)
Imprint:
Stanford (Calif.), September 1964
Genre:
memorandums
Identifier:
AIM-024
Repository:
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Collection:
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory records, 1963-2009
Manuscript number:
SC1041