> Yep.. and the ISO standard is based on other standards that go further
> back... I've heard rumors that it was originally a Danish specification,
> which would be particularly ironic since one of the fathers of Algol and
> BNF (Peter Naur) was a Dane.. still legendary around the institute of
> Computer Science in Copenhagen for his draconian approach to
> grading papers.
My understanding is that the original documents for CCL were produced by
Alan Negus in the UK, partly on contract to the BL, where I was at the time,
in the mid-late '70s. I don't know if his work was based on a still earlier
document, but I don't think so. Bill, do you have any recollection of this?