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Language peer sets for SPL:
United States
United States/1970
Designed 1970
1970s languages
Third generation
High Cold War
Genus True Algol58s
True Algol58s
Generation of Algol 58/IAL
Algol family
True Algol58s/1970
Generation of Algol 58/IAL/1970
Algol family/1970
True Algol58s/United States
Generation of Algol 58/IAL/United States
Algol family/United States


Space programming language 

alternate simple view
Country: United States
Designed 1970
Published: 1970
Genus: True Algol58s
Sammet category: Multi-purpose

for Space Programming Language.

Realtime language used by the US Air Force for aerospace software. Aka SPL/J6.  (for Jovial 6)

Space software - Production problems and a programming language.

Carey et al SDC Santa Monica, California

Related languages
JOVIAL SPL   Evolution of
SPL CLASP   Subset
SPL SPL/MK II   Evolution of

  • Carey, L. (1967) Carey, L. J.; Kroger, A. E. Specification of SPL Space Programming Language, 1967. NBS #: 70400359.
  • Carey, L. J.; Meyer, W. E.; Shaw, C. J. (1967) Carey, L. J.; Meyer, W. E.; Shaw, C. J. "Spaceborne Software Systems Study, Volume III - Recommendation for a Common Space Programming Language", 1967.
  • Carey, Levi J. (1968) Carey, Levi J. "Space software - Production problems and a programming language" American Institute of Aeronautics And Astronautics Guidance, Control, and Flight Dynamics Conference, Pasadena, California, August 12-14, 1968. Abstract Extract: Introduction Extract: The Problems
  • (1968) Review of Rubey 1968 Abstract
          in [SIGPLAN] (1968) SigPlan Notices August 1968
  • Rubey, R.J. (1968) Rubey, R.J. "Flight computer and language processor study" Logicon, Inc. report No. CS-68G3-RO127 September 30 1968
          in [SIGPLAN] (1968) SigPlan Notices August 1968
  • (1970) "Space Programming Language Development", SAMSO TP 70-325, System Development Corp (Sep 1970).
          in [SIGPLAN] (1968) SigPlan Notices August 1968
  • Sammet (1972) Sammet, Jean E., "Roster of Programming Languages 1972" 272
          in (1972) Computers & Automation 21(6B), 30 Aug 1972
  • Sammet, Jean E. (1973) Sammet, Jean E. "Roster of Programming Languages for 1973" p147
          in (1974) ACM Computing Reviews 15(04) April 1974
  • Stock and Stock (1973) Stock, Marylene and Stock, Karl F. "Bibliography of Programming Languages: Books, User Manuals and Articles from PLANKALKUL to PL/I" Verlag Dokumentation, Pullach/Munchen 1973 576 Abstract
          in (1974) ACM Computing Reviews 15(04) April 1974
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