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Algol 60

ALGOL 60 (short for Algorithmic Language 1960) is a programming language that introduced formal syntax and semantics useful for the early development of computer science. ALGOL 60 is part of the ALGOL family - one of the most influential in the field, inspiring many subsequent languages, including Pascal, Simula and C. This structured language provides an output without compromising on human readability or consistency throughout its use in different contexts and applications. Despite not being widely used today, it has left an indelible mark as a stepping stone in programming language design.