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The real creators of Cobol

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1 Author(s)
Sammet, Jean E. ; Bethesda, MD, USA

Contrary to persistent myths, a committee initially created Cobol in 1959, not one person. The article outlines the creation and mission of the committee that developed the language and a few of the major inputs and influences on Cobol's initial development, including the people actually involved. This material is based on documents from the 1959 committee work which are in the possession of the author

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 2 )