Book of the month: Algol programming manuals

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KDF 9 ALGOL Programming and Programming Manual
Published by English Electric Leo Computers Limited, no date
TNMOC Reference: 002972

Pop along to the museum and take a look at these two original manuals for Algol programming. They cover programming in general as well as the ALGOL specific language. Programming was simpler because of architecture restrictions, but also more complex because of those very same restrictions! These two books can give you a great insight into how early computers were programmed as well as an early iteration of the ALGOL programming language.

Each month, TNMOC librarians highlight a historic book in the museum collection. The library holds an outstanding collection of books on computer history and milieu, and historically significant textbooks. Cataloguing is well underway.The online catalogue is on Library World.

See Historic Book February2019: Programming Program

See also Historic Photo February2019: 1984 British Rail computerisation

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