ALGOL 68 (short for ALGOrithmic Language 1968) is an imperative computer programming language that was conceived as a successor to the ALGOL 60 programming language, designed with the goal of a much wider scope of application and more rigorously defined syntax and semantics.

Contributions of ALGOL 68 to the field of computer science are deep and wide ranging, although some of them were not publicly identified until they were passed, in one form or another, to one of many subsequently developed programming languages.

Read more about ALGOL 68:  Overview, Timeline of ALGOL 68, Program Representation, Some Vanitas, Comparisons With Other Languages, Variants, Quotes

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IBM 2741 - Applications - ALGOL 68
... Similar to APL, ALGOL 68 was defined with a large number of special characters ... on the APL Selectric element, so this element was used to prepare the ALGOL 68 programming language standard Final Report (August 1968), even though APL and ALGOL had nothing ...
ALGOL 68 - Quotes
... The scheme of type composition adopted by C owes considerable debt to Algol 68, although it did not, perhaps, emerge in a form that Algol's adherents would approve of ... The central notion I captured from Algol was a type structure based on atomic types (including structures), composed into arrays, pointers (references), and functions (procedures) ... Algol 68's concept of unions and casts also had an influence that appeared later ...
Printf Format String - Timeline - 1960s: BCPL, ALGOL 68, Multics PL/I
... ALGOL 68 Draft and Final report had the functions inf and outf, subsequently these were revised out of the original language and replaced with the now more ...