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Language peer sets for BCL:
United Kingdom
United Kingdom/1966
Designed 1966
1960s languages
Third generation
High Cold War
Genus Other DPLs
Business Data Processing
Other DPLs
Data processing
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Other DPLs/1966
Data processing/1966
Close mapping/1966
Other DPLs/United Kingdom
Data processing/United Kingdom
Close mapping/United Kingdom
Business Data Processing
Business Data Processing/1966
Business Data Processing/uk


Commercial language for the Atlas 

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Country: United Kingdom
Designed 1966
Published: 1966
Genus: Other DPLs
Sammet category: Business Data Processing

Successor to Atlas Commercial Language. (Presumably ACL=>BCL)

Featured rudimentary (logical) event-driven programming

Related languages
Atlas Commercial Language BCL   Successor
LISP 1.5 BCL   Incorporated some features of

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