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'Dead CPL papers', 1962-1964

MS. Eng. misc. b. 270/C.164
Held at the Weston Library

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One folder of typescripts on points which became outdated or were superseded by later papers and which were kept together in this folder by Strachey. Includes

  1. 'Operating System for Titan', 3 pages, by D.W. Barron, 16 July 1962.
  2. 'Titan Operating System - User's View', 2 pages, by Barron, annotated by Strachey, n.d.
  3. 'Preliminary Description of the Titan System Program', 5 pages, probably by Barron, n.d.
  4. 'Titan System Program: Use of Magnetic Tapes and Core Storage', 2 pages, probably by Barron, n.d.
  5. 'Towards the Definition of a Programming Language for Titan. The outlines of the programming language for Titan are now beginning to emerge. The language to be called CPL, is to be based on ALGOL 60. These notes indicate the lines along which ALGOL 60 will be changed and extended', 3 pages, n.d.
  6. 'Note on Name or Address Variables', 3-page photocopy of manuscript draft by Strachey, 12 October 1962.
  7. 'Note on Documentation', 1-page typescript, 19 October 1962.
  8. Typescripts by various members of the CPL team (Nixon, Buxton, Hartley) regarding definition of CPL, November 1962.
  9. 'CPL Syntax -3/3/63', with manuscript note by Strachey 'Out of Date'.
  10. 'Implementation of CPL Declarations', 2-page typescript, J.H.M., 18 October 1963.
  11. 'Titan CPL Compiler. Basic Operations Macros', 6-page duplicated typescript by M. Richards and D.W. Barron, 6 January 1964.


  • Creation: 1962-1964


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 270/C.164

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/C.164

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom