USGPO, Wash., D.C., Dept of Defense 1961, approx. 180 pages, each Section paginated separately; appendices.
Condition: Very Good, yellow paper covered softcover, 8.5x11, three-hole-punched along margin, light shelfwear and some fading. Binding is secure and sound, pages clean and unmarked.
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Item DescriptionCOBOL Report to Conference on Data Systems Languages including Revised Specifications for a Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) for Programming Electronic Digital Computers, 1961
This report is a technical reference manual detailing the specifications of COBOL 1961...
Includes the Schedule for Development of Cobol-61 Compilers, listing contemporary computer manufacturers, model of equipment and target date for compiler -- such as, Burroughs Corporation, B-5000, Customers will be able to program in Cobol from a programming manual which will be available August 1961... Control Data Corporation, CDC-1604, February 1962.... etc
Includes, objecties; History; phasing, maintenance etc; General Description of COBOL; Reference Format; Characters and WOrds, character set etc; Data Division; Procedure Division; Environment Division, I-O control etc; Identification division; Appendices - elements of Elective Cobol-61; more
NOTE that Origins of Cyberspace does not include the 1961 edition, but does mention it under the notation for #544.