ALGOL, which is short for ALGOrithmic Language, is a family of imperative computer programming languages. It was developed by a committee of European and American computer scientists in a joint effort during a meeting at the ETH Zurich in 1958. It was the first programming language to introduce code blocks and nested functions.
The major specifications are…:
- Algol 58, also known as Jovial or Neliac
- Algol 60/ (Algol 60 + G)
- Algol 68
- Algol W (version by Niklaus Wirth, who later developed PASCAL)