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The EDSAC programming systems

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1 Author(s)
Wheeler, D.J. ; Comput. Lab., Cambridge Univ., UK

The highlights and background of the EDSAC programming system as it developed from 1948 in anticipation of the EDSAC completion to the improvements made for the second Cambridge computer are presented. The initial orders and subroutines, methods for running a program, and ways to find program faults for EDSAC are described. The design of EDSAC 2 and programming of EDSAC 2 are discussed.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 4 )