Programming Languages (CS302 2005S)

Class 02: An Abbreviated History of Programming Languages

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Held: Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Summary: Today we quickly consider the history of the development of programming langauges. Our consideration will be both abbreviated and biased.

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Overview:

Dating Ideas and Issues

An Approximate History

This is clearly both a partial history, and only a partially correct history. However, it should be enough to get you thinking about some key issues.

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