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Oral history interview with R. W. Bemer, 1982 Feb. 23.

Author: R W Bemer; John A N Lee
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Bemer discusses early software activities with which he was associated at IBM. He reviews his use of IBM equipment at Lockheed Missiles before joining IBM in 1955 to work on scientific applications of the IBM 705. He discusses his leadership role in the FORTRANSIT project and his involvement in the development of FORTRAN, COMTRAN, and XTRAN. He describes the technical features of FORTRANSIT and compares them to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Alan J Perlis
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: R W Bemer; John A N Lee
OCLC Number: 63288479
Notes: Recorded in Phoenix, Ariz.
Description: Sound cassette : 1 (60 min.) : analog, mono. Transcript : 16 p. Computer data (1 file : 38K)

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Bemer discusses early software activities with which he was associated at IBM. He reviews his use of IBM equipment at Lockheed Missiles before joining IBM in 1955 to work on scientific applications of the IBM 705. He discusses his leadership role in the FORTRANSIT project and his involvement in the development of FORTRAN, COMTRAN, and XTRAN. He describes the technical features of FORTRANSIT and compares them to those of the IT, developed by Alan Perlis. Finally, he discusses in some detail IBM's involvement with ALGOL and mentions IBM's position on the ASCII standard.

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