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Language peer sets for MCPL:
United Kingdom
United Kingdom/1999
Designed 1999
1990s languages
New internationlism
Genus CPL, BCPL and B
CPL Algols
Generation of Algol 60
CPL, BCPL and B/1999
CPL Algols/1999
Generation of Algol 60/1999
CPL, BCPL and B/United Kingdom
CPL Algols/United Kingdom
Generation of Algol 60/United Kingdom


Matching CPL 

alternate simple view
Country: United Kingdom
Designed 1999
Published: 1999
Genus: CPL, BCPL and B
Sammet category: Multi-purpose

Martin Richards, Cambridge. Simple typeless language which is based on BCPL. It makes extensive use of pattern matching, somewhat related to that used in ML and Prolog, and some other features found in C.

"MCPL is a programming language that has been derived from BCPL by the
inclusion of features found in ML, C and Prolog. Like BCPL, it is typeless, uses
a contiguous runtime stack and has no builtin garbage collector, but it does make
extensive use of ML-like patter matching. The low level aspects of the language
resemble those of BCPL and C. MCPL uses its own function calling sequence,
however it is designed to allow MCPL and C functions to call each other.
Notable features of MCPL are its pattern matching facilities and the simple
way in which data structures are handled." (Richards 1999)

Related languages
BCPL MCPL   Evolution of
ML MCPL   Influence
Prolog MCPL   Influence

  • Richards, Martin (1997) Richards, Martin "Backtracking Algorithms in MCPL using Bit Patterns and Recursion", TR 433, July 1997.
  • Richards, Martin (1997) Richards, Martin "Pattern Matching in a Typeless Language", POP Seminar given at CMU, 10 December 1997.
  • Richards, Martin (1997) Richards, Martin "Thee MCPL Programming Manual and User Guide, TR 431, July 1997.
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