Hermes (programming language)
- Language support of processes and interprocess communication.
- Compile-time verification that operations use initialized data.
- Representation-independent data aggregates called tables.
- Lack of pointers.
The compile-time checking of data initialization, called "typestate analysis", is an early precedent for the definite assignment analysis performed by Java, Cyclone and C#. Hermes and its predecessor, NIL, appear to have been the earliest programming languages supporting this form of initialization checking.
- "Hermes Language Experiences". Willard Korfhage and Arthur P. Goldberg. Software — Practice and Experience, Vol. 25(4), 389–402 (April 1995). 
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