Historical notes on formal language descriptions

Cliff Jones

(Newcastle University)

This talk looks at the evolution of ways of recording the semantics of programming languages. Starting in the early 1960s, an attempt is made to look at the motivation -- as well as the details -- of the major efforts. This work is being undertaken as part of the PLanCompS project and should result in both a historical source paper and indexed versions of several ALGOL 60 descriptions.
Friday 20th June 2014, 14:00
Board Room
Department of Computer Science