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Dennie Van Tassel
Computer Science and Information Systems

This sites contains files on the history of computer programming language statements. The files compare programming language statements in several different languages tracing the statement from early languages to present languages.

The files are used in advanced programming classes so our students can compare statements in several old and present languages.
If you have questions about programming language statement history or esoteric points about statement use, feel free to e-mail me. A good subject line, will help me find your request from all the spam mail and aid you getting a response.

There are more and newer files at:

Topics in history and comparing programming languages
Comments: Programming language comments.

Labels: History of labels use in programming languages.
Literals: Literals used in Programming Languages.

Parentheses: History of parentheses use in Programming Languages.


Web page for Dennie Van Tassel and his classes.

Free software downloads: The web site: has a long list of software you can download. Some of this software can be used to do your work at home for our classes. The have C++ and Basic compilers.

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Last revised on December 24, 2004.