Category:MAD
This programming language may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.
Execution method:  Compiled (machine code) 

Garbage collected:  No 
Type checking:  Static 
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MAD (the Michigan Algorithm Decoder) is a programming language developed in 1959 at the University of Michigan by Bernard Galler, Bruce Arden and Robert M. Graham. It was originally implemented on the IBM 704, and later ported to a variety of systems including the IBM System/370. It is notable for being the first language used under CTSS (the Compatible TimeSharing System). Among the programs written in it was RUNOFF, the ancestor of today's nroff typesetting program. A transpiler existed that could translate Fortran2 code into MAD.
The language is partially based on ALGOL58, but does not resemble it syntactically. Similar to early versions of FORTRAN, it is a fixedformat language. The first 10 columns contain a statement label, column 11 may be marked R
to indicate a comment, and columns 1272 contain the code.
Eric S. Raymond has written an implementation of MAD that runs on modern Linux, which can be found on Gitlab. This distribution also contains a transcription of the original MAD manual, as well as a couple of programs from its heyday.
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Pages in category "MAD"
The following 77 pages are in this category, out of 77 total.
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 Sequence of nonsquares
 Show the (decimal) value of a number of 1s appended with a 3, then squared
 Sieve of Eratosthenes
 Smallest square that begins with n
 Smith numbers
 Special divisors
 Square but not cube
 Steady squares
 SternBrocot sequence
 Strange numbers
 Strange plus numbers
 Sudan function
 Sum of divisors
 Sum of first n cubes
 Sum of square and cube digits of an integer are primes
 Sum of the digits of n is substring of n