John E. L. Peck joined the ALGOL 68 design project in 1966, was a coauthor of the report, edited the proceedings of the 1970 Munich implementation conference, hosted meetings that laid the foundations for the revised report, and chaired IFIP Working Group 2.1 from 1975 to 1978. Recently his son Edward Peck contacted me to say that he had come across a set of ALGOL 68-related documents in his father’s papers, and wondered if they would be appropriate for the ALGOL 68 section of the History of ALGOL web site. That led to some valuable additions:
- Slides from a talk accompanying: A. van Wijngaarden, B. J. Mailloux, J. Peck, and C. H. Koster. Draft Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68. MR93, Mathematisch Centrum, and ALGOL Bulletin, Supplement to Number 26 (March 1968).
- J. E. L. Peck, editor. ALGOL 68 Implementation: Proceedings of the IFIP Working Conference on ALGOL 68 Implementation, Munich, Germany, July 20-24, 1970. North Holland, 1971. My thanks to IFIP for permission to post this.
- J. E. L. Peck. An ALGOL 68 Companion. Revised Preliminary Edition, Technical Report 71-01, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Canada, March 1972. Scan of Peck’s working copy, with markups for next revision, courtesy of Peck’s son Edward Peck.
- John E. Peck. The ALGOL 68 Story: A personal account by a member of the design team. ACS Bulletin, November 1978, Page 4-6. Peck presented a related account at a conference on ALGOL 68 history held on the 47th anniversary of CWI.
I’d like to thank Edward Peck very much for making these documents available and for careful work scanning them.