Main Steps in Algol Development History


Three main jumps were in Algol60 development:

First jump was autocode (simple assembler language).

Second jump was Fortran.

Last jump was Algol60 itself.


First Jump (autocode) gave:

Secong Jump (Fortran) gave a lot:

Third Jump (Algol60) also gave a lot:

What was lost in Algol60 in Third Jump :

Next Jump was AlgolW (introduced in 1966) has new features:

And in 1972 was introduced C programming language: