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'CPL Compiler - Syntax. Diagram. Transformation to AE', 1963

MS. Eng. misc. b. 271/C.165
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder of notes and narratives, mostly 1963, all by Strachey unless otherwise indicated. Includes

  1. 'CPL Object Program on Titan', 17-page manuscript draft, n.d.
  2. 'Various forms of factorials', 6-page manuscript notes, n.d.
  3. 'DIAGRAM. Functional Form of "Diagram" and form Analysis', 4-page manuscript notes, n.d.
  4. 'Actual output of DIAGRAM', 2-page manuscript notes, n.d.
  5. 'Output of DIAGRAM', 1 page typescript draft by J.H. Matthewman, 11 November 1963 responding to 3-page manuscript draft by M. Richards of the same title. Both drafts sent to Strachey for his information.
  6. 'Method of preparing CPL syntax', by J.H. Matthewman, 17 October 1963, 2-page typescript.
  7. 'Use of the syntax reading program', by J.H. Matthewman, 8 November 1963.

'CPL Syntax' (all are typescript)

  1. 7 May 1963, 3 pages, with annotations by Strachey.
  2. 31 May 1963, 2 pages (titled 'CPL Syntax with practical expression analysis').
  3. 6 August 1963, 5 pages, with 1 replacement sheet.
  4. 19 September 1963, 5 pages

'Irons Translator', 3-page photocopy of manuscript (not in Strachey's hand), n.d.

'Applicative Expression Form of Analysis Tree', 4-page manuscript by Strachey, 2 July 1963 (CW/6).

'Reduction to Applicative Expressions', 8-page photocopy of manuscript draft (not in Strachey's hand), with annotations by Strachey (CW/7).

Several loose pages of miscellaneous notes on expression analysis routine, syntax as written, etc. (typescript and manuscript)


  • Creation: 1963


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 271/C.165

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/C.165

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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