[SIGCIS-Members] Electronic copy of Jean Sammet's 'Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals' 1969

Cliff Jones cliff.jones at newcastle.ac.uk
Wed Apr 21 13:25:12 PDT 2021

There was a scheme where ACM put up digital copies of important “out of print” books (I know this because the 1989 “Essays in Computing Science” (Hoare & Jones) is available this way)

Have you checked w ACM?


On 2021-04-21, at 18:39, Dave Foster <dwfoster1 at outlook.com<mailto:dwfoster1 at outlook.com>> wrote:

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I only ever came across a hard copy in our Tech Library. I agree - a readily available digital edition should be out there for all (curse you, Hathi Trust 🙂) - it's a foundational document.

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Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Electronic copy of Jean Sammet's 'Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals' 1969

Dear All,

Could anyone share with me an electronic copy of Jean Sammet’s book ‘Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals’ from 1969, or could point me to where I could get/access a copy?

I’ve looked in all my usual spots to no avail. Apologies if I missed something obvious. There is a copy temporarily readable on HathiTrust, but not downloadable. I’m surprised this isn’t more accessible.


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