SYMPL

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SYMPL was a programming language developed by the Control Data Corporation for use on the CDC 6000 series computer systems in the 1970s and 1980s. It was based on a subset of CDCs version of JOVIAL, as an alternative to assembly language. A number of important CDC software products were implemented in SYMPL, including compilers, libraries, a full-screen editor, and major subsystems.

SYMPL was a compiled, imperative, and procedural language. Compared to Fortran of the day, SYMPL supported:

Simplifications compared to JOVIAL included: fewer built-in data types, no recursive calls to procedures, and no COMPOOL concept.

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