procedure Absmax(a) Size:(n, m) Result:(y) Subscripts:(i, k);
    value n, m; array a; integer n, m, i, k; real y;
comment The absolute greatest element of the matrix a, of size n by m 
is transferred to y, and the subscripts of this element to i and k;
begin integer p, q;
    y := 0; i := k := 1;
    for p:=1 step 1 until n do
    for q:=1 step 1 until m do
        if abs(a[p, q]) > y then
            begin y := abs(a[p, q]);
            i := p; k := q
            end
end Absmax

Algol 60 Dijkstra favourite Programming language. (very basic like)

If wasn't Sophie Wilson writing a simulation of the ARM Chip in 1982-ish, Apple's IPhone & Microsoft's Window Phone would have their CPU. Instead of slating basic, you should be paying homage to it.