Computer Organization and (PDP-11) Programming

by

Donald Fisk

These are the notes from an evening lecture course on Computer Organization and Programming which I gave at Hong Kong Polytechnic (now Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1984. Some of it, particularly the PDP-11 bias, will seen quaint now, and indeed the PDP-11 was on its way out even then. However, those who programmed it will appreciate how well-designed its instruction set was, unlike some computers I could mention.

The course is not complete: for some of the lectures, I relied on the notes of a fellow lecturer, with whom I have long since lost touch.

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  • The von Neumann Architecture
  • History of Programming Languages
  • FORTRAN
  • ALGOL
  • LISP and the AI Community
  • COBOL
  • Hardware Requirements of Programming Languages
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    Copyright 1984, 1985 D. Fisk


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