Marcel van der Veer
Learning Algol 68 Genie
Doctorate thesis
Digital version (extended) of Marcel's 1992 doctorate thesis.
Genealogical essay
Essay investigating the origin of Marcel's surname Van der Veer, by exploring his Frisian father line back to the 16th century.
About Marcel
The Algol 68 Genie Project

The development of Algol played an important role in establishing computer science as an academic discipline. The Algol 68 Genie project preserves and promotes Algol 68 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.

Algol 68 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.

Copyright © J.M. van der Veer. Updated January 2015.