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The early Nordic software effort

Dahlstrand, Ingemar LU (2005) 1st Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing In History of Nordic Computing 174. p.239-249
Abstract
Early Nordic cooperation comprised ideas, programs, even computer blueprints and resulted in rapid progress. Regnecentralen contributed importantly in developing Algol 60. Algol for Facit EDB was used at many sites. Further advances were Datasaab's Algol Genius and the Norwegian Simula project. Regrettably, failure of our compiler companies led to software setbacks. We revisit the Algol debates considering later advances like functional programming. For example, provability of programs depends on recursion and absence of side effects. Computer progress forced cooperation between people from different environments. Too little was done consciously to avoid the ensuing cultural clashes, which impeded progress.
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Nordic historical efforts, Algol 60, software, compilers
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History of Nordic Computing
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174
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239 - 249
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Springer
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1st Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing
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1571-5736
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9780387241678
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English
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  abstract     = {Early Nordic cooperation comprised ideas, programs, even computer blueprints and resulted in rapid progress. Regnecentralen contributed importantly in developing Algol 60. Algol for Facit EDB was used at many sites. Further advances were Datasaab's Algol Genius and the Norwegian Simula project. Regrettably, failure of our compiler companies led to software setbacks. We revisit the Algol debates considering later advances like functional programming. For example, provability of programs depends on recursion and absence of side effects. Computer progress forced cooperation between people from different environments. Too little was done consciously to avoid the ensuing cultural clashes, which impeded progress.},
  author       = {Dahlstrand, Ingemar},
  booktitle    = {History of Nordic Computing},
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  issn         = {1571-5736},
  keyword      = {Nordic historical efforts,Algol 60,software,compilers},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {239--249},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {The early Nordic software effort},
  volume       = {174},
  year         = {2005},
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