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Chapter 2 -History Louden, Chapter 2/Scott, Chapter 1 1

Summary: 1
Chapter 2 - History
Louden, Chapter 2/Scott, Chapter 1 1
Thought questions
When (decade) was first compiler written
for a high level machine?for a high level machine?
What were the first languages like?
Why do we have so many languages?
What makes a language popular?
How is the importance of a language
j d d?judged?
Louden, Chapter 2/Scott, Chapter 1 2
Example of Babylonian
"Programming" (p. 35 of text) to
make an underground cistern to
hold water:
A cistern.
The length equals the height - we want the width.
A certain volume of dirt has been excavated.


Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences