Sperry Rand released a commercial compiler for its UNIVAC. Developed by Grace Hopper and others as a refinement of her earlier innovation, the A-0 compiler, the new version was called MATH-MATIC. Earlier work on the A-0 through A-2 compilers led to the development of the first English-language business data processing compiler, B-0 (FLOW-MATIC), also completed in 1957. FLOW-MATIC served as a model on which to build with input from other sources and was the main inspiration for COBOL.
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