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Language peer sets for SIMPL-XI:
United States
United States/1977
Designed 1977
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War


Systems implementation language 

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Country: United States
Designed 1977
Sammet category: Multi-purpose

Systems implementation language.

Richard Hamlet

Used to implement as ESPOL like interface to the PDP-11 in a  manner like a Burroughs 3000

Related languages
SIMPL-X SIMPL-XI   Evolution of


  • Basili, Victor R., The SIMPL Family of Programming (1974) Basili, Victor R., The SIMPL Family of Programming Languages and Compilers, University of Maryland, Computer Science Center, Technical Rept, TR-305 (June 1974). Picture: Family tree of SIMPL languages Extract: SIMPL-XI Abstract Extract: Introduction Extract: Motivation Extract: Conclusion
  • Hamlet, Richard (1976) Hamlet, Richard "The PDP-11 as B5500 in teaching systems programming" pp47-52 DOI Extract: Introduction
          in [SIGPLAN] (1976) SIGPLAN Notices 11(05) (May 1976)
  • Hamlet, Richard G. (1977) Hamlet, Richard G. "Single-language small-processor systems" pp969-974
          in Information Processing 77 (Proc. (1977) Information Processing 77 (Proc. IFIP Congress 77, Toronto, August 8-12, 1977), Vol. 7, Elsevier North-Holland, Inc., New York, 1977
  • Wortman, D. (1979) Wortman, D. B. review of Hamlet (1977) Extract: Review
          in (1979) ACM Computing Reviews 20(04) April 1979
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