Origin of ALGOLalgo(rithmic) l(anguage)
Origin of AlgolArabic al gh?l, literally , the ghoul: so named because it marks the head of Medusa, held by Perseus, in ancient diagrams of the constellation
Origin of AlgolArabic (ra’s) al-ġ&umacron;l, (head) of the ghoul : al-, the + ġ&umacron;l, ghoul (so called because the star was considered to represent the head of Medusa held by Perseus); see ġwl in Semitic roots.
algol - Computer Definition
(ALGOrithmic Language) A high-level programming language that was developed as an international language for the expression of algorithms between people and between people and machines. ALGOL-60 (1960) was simple and widely used in Europe. ALGOL-68 (1968) was more complicated and scarcely used, but was the inspiration for Pascal. The following example changes Fahrenheit to Celsius. See Pascal. fahrenheit begin real fahr; print ("Enter Fahrenheit "); read (fahr); print ("Celsius is ",(fahr-32.0)*5.0/9.0); end finish