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Language peer sets for ABC:
Netherlands
Netherlands/1987
Designed 1987
1980s languages
Fifth generation
Late Cold War
Genus Partial A68 only
Multi-purpose
Partial A68 only
Generation of Algol 68
Algol family
Partial A68 only/1987
Generation of Algol 68/1987
Algol family/1987
Partial A68 only/Netherlands
Generation of Algol 68/Netherlands
Algol family/Netherlands
Multi-purpose
Multi-purpose/1987
Multi-purpose/nl

ABC(ID:1290/abc001)

Simple interactive language 

alternate simple view
Country: Netherlands
Designed 1987
Published: 1987
Genus: Partial A68 only
Sammet category: Multi-purpose


Simple interactive language designed for quick easy programming. Includes a programming environment with syntax-directed editing, suggestions, persistent variables and multiple workspaces and infinite precision arithmetic.

ABC for personal computing, originally intended as a replacement for BASIC.ABC is easy to learn (an hour or so for someone who has programmed before) and is easy to use. Originally intended as a language for beginners, it has evolved into a powerful tool for beginners and expert alike.  



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References:
  • Pemberton, Steven (1987) Pemberton, Steven "An Alternative Simple Language and Environment for PCs"
          in (1987) IEEE Software 4(1), January 1987
  • Geurts, Leo; Meertens, Lambert; Pemberton, Steven (1989) Geurts, Leo; Meertens, Lambert; Pemberton, Steven "The ABC Programmer's Manual", Prentice- Hall 1989.
          in (1987) IEEE Software 4(1), January 1987
  • Meertens, L.G.L.T.; Pemberton, S.; and van Rossum, (1992) Meertens, L.G.L.T.; Pemberton, S.; and van Rossum, G. The ABC structure editor: Structure-based editing for the ABC programming environment CWI Report CS-R9256, CWI, Amsterdam, 1992
          in (1987) IEEE Software 4(1), January 1987
  • (2002) Library of Congress Subject Headings A13
          in (1987) IEEE Software 4(1), January 1987
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