An early high-level computer programming language devised to carry out scientific calculations.
- Out of this enthusiasm for string-rewriting grew classical computer languages like Algol - 60.
- Among his achievements in his career in industry and academia, is the development of the first commercial compiler for the programming language Algol 60.
- He should be remembered for many things but the thing often missed is that he developed the stack model of computation which he employed in his version of Algol 60.
1950s: from algo(rithmic) + the initial letter of language.