Elliott ALGOL

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Elliott ALGOL was an ALGOL 60 compiler for the Elliott 803 computer. It was implemented by Tony Hoare and others.[1] It differed slightly from the reference version of Algol, particularly in the supported character set.[2] First released in February 1962, it is believed to be the first implementation of an ALGOL 60 compiler in a commercial context and was an unexpectedly popular product for the company.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~engelen/courses/COP4610/hoare.pdf The 1980 ACM Turing Award Lecture
  2. ^ http://elliott803.sourceforge.net/docs/algol.html Elliot 803- The Algol Compiler, retrieved 2011 August 08
  3. ^ Simon Lavington Moving Targets: Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the Computer Age in Britain, 1947-67 Springer, 2011 ISBN 1-84882-932-9, pages 283-287