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ALGOL 68 is a programming language created in 1968 by Adriaan van Wijngaarden and Barry J. Mailloux and John E. L. Peck and Cornelis H. A. Koster.

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ALGOL 68 (short for Algorithmic Language 1968) is an imperative computer programming language that was conceived as a successor to the ALGOL 60 programming language, designed with the goal of a much wider scope of application and more rigorously defined syntax and semantics. The contributions of ALGOL 68 to the field of computer science have been deep, wide ranging and enduring, although many of these contributions were only publicly identified when they had reappeared in subsequently developed programming languages.. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from hello-world:
begin print(("Hello World",newline)) end
Example from Wikipedia:
proc test = (real a, b) :... ... test (x plus 1, x);

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging print
Directives
.PR POINT .PR
.PR UPPER .PR
.PR RES .PR
'pr' quote 'pr'

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