Quote #6 The More I Ponder The Principles Of Language Design, And The Techniques Which Put Them Into Practice, The More Is My Amazement And Admiration Of ALGOL 60.

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The more I ponder the principles of language design, and the techniques
which put them into practice, the more is my amazement and admiration of
ALGOL 60. Here is a language so far ahead of its time, that it was not only
an improvement on its predecessors, but also on neary all its successors.

-- C.A.R. Hoare, "Hints on programming language design"

[ STAN-CS-73-403 (AIM-224), p.27 (Annotated reading list)]