development of Algol
played an important role in
establishing computer science as an academic discipline.
Algol 68 Genie project
preserves and promotes
out of educational as well as
scientific-historical interest, by making available
a recent checkout compiler-interpreter
written from scratch by
Marcel van der Veer, together with extensive documentation for both the language and this new implementation.
is a secure, expression-oriented programming language
with which you elegantly code algorithms without
having to bother too much about irrelevant technical details
and limitations inherent to many other languages.
Algol 68 was designed for programmers, not for compiler writers.
Algol 68 Genie
is free software distributed under the
GNU General Public License
; it is a fast compiler-interpreter which ranks among the most
complete implementations of the language.