Algol

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In 2002, former Turing Award winner Edsger Dijkstra characterized the development of Algol 60 as "an absolute miracle" that signaled the birth of what he called "computing science" because it showed the first ways in which automatic computing could and should become a topic of academic concern.
Before publication of the Algol 60 Report, computer languages were informally defined by their prose manuals and the compiler code itself.
The 17-page Algol 60 Report presented the complete definition of an elegant, transparent language designed for communication among humans as well as with computers.
There he organized the Algol Bulletin and was editor of the 13-person international Algol 60 team's report that defined Algol 60.