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C. A. R. Hoare

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[About Algol W] It was not only a worthy successor of ALGOL 60, it was even a worthy predecessor of PASCAL[] I was astonished when the working group, consisting of all the best known international experts of programming languages, resolved to lay aside the commissioned draft on which we had all been working and swallow a line with such an unattractive bait.

 
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