DIBOL

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Dibol
Paradigm(s) procedural, imperative, structured
Developer DEC
Appeared in 1970
Stable release Dibol 1992 / 2002
Typing discipline static
Major implementations Synergex DBL, DEC VAX Dibol, others
Influenced by BASIC, Fortran, COBOL

DiBOL or Digital's Business Oriented Language is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative programming language, which is well-suited for Management Information Systems (MIS) software development. It has a syntax similar to FORTRAN and BASIC, along with BCD arithmetic. It shares the COBOL program structure of data and procedure divisions.

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DIBOL was originally marketed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1970.

The original version, DIBOL-8, was produced for PDP-8, PDP-11 and DIBOL-32 VAX/VMS systems, though it can also be run on other systems through emulators.

ANSI Standards were released in 1983, 1988 and 1992. The 1992 standard was revised in 2002.

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