Sort Merge Generator

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The Sort Merge Generator was an application developed by Betty Holberton in 1951 for the Univac I and is one of the first examples of using a computer to create a computer program. The input to the application was a specification of files and the kind of sort and merge operations to use and the output would be machine code for performing the specification.[1]

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  1. Holberton, F.E. "Application of Automatic Coding to Logical Processes". Symposium Automatic Programming for DigitalComputers, Office of Naval Research, Dept. of the Navy, Oct. 1954, pp.34-39. 
  2. Hopper, Grace. "Automatic Coding for Digital Computers". High Speed Computer Conference (Louisiana State University) February 1995. Remington Rand. 


  1. ^ Hopper, Grace. "Keynote Address". Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages (HOPL) conference.