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PROGRAMS FOR AN ELEI TBOIIC DIGITAL COMPUTER Second Edition
V. Wilkes, D.
and Stanley Gill Thoroughly revised and expanded to include maother than the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer (EDS AC), this Second Edition offers a general introduction to programming for any computer of the stored-program type. It is designed chines
for those using electronic digital computers, for those
wishing to assess the possible application of such
computers to their own problems.
Programming cannot be taught can
in the abstract nor
be learned without practice, and any book on
programming must use the order code
ticular machine, real or hypothetical.
the order code of the
lends itself well to the
purposes of a book on programming, being fairly
and relatively easily memorized. Moreover, the EDSAC is a single-address binary machine, and a recent survey shows that, of the types of machines currently in use, about 50% use singleaddress order codes and about 60% work in the binary scale. Another advantage of using the order code of an established machine is that it is possible to draw on experience of programming and of the teaching of programming. straightforward
For these reasons, the authors chose to use the as their model in writing the First Edition. Since the methods described for the EDSAC may
readily be translated into order codes for other
machines, the authors have retained in this revised
same general plan as that of the First However, the growing use of other types of machines has led them to expand the book to include other computers, in the hope of making the book useful to those working with any storedprogram computer.
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