[NetBehaviour] Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace—Stephen Wolfram Blog

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Dec 14 00:06:47 CET 2015

A good grounding of Ada Lovelace's realised (first computer programmer)
and thwarted (first tech startup CEO) achievements in the primary
documents -


"This is effectively the execution trace of a program that runs for 25
steps (plus a loop) on the Analytical Engine. At each step, the trace
shows what operation is performed on which Variable Cards, and which
Variable Cards receive the results. Lacking a symbolic notation for
loops, Ada just indicated loops in the execution trace using braces,
noting in English that parts are repeated."

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