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Language peer sets for CODIL:
United Kingdom
United Kingdom/1970
Designed 1970
1970s languages
Third generation
High Cold War
Genus Other DPLs
Business Data Processing
Other DPLs
Data processing
Close mapping
Other DPLs/1970
Data processing/1970
Close mapping/1970
Other DPLs/United Kingdom
Data processing/United Kingdom
Close mapping/United Kingdom
Business Data Processing
Business Data Processing/1970
Business Data Processing/uk


Context-sensitive Information Manipulation language 

alternate simple view
Country: United Kingdom
Designed 1970
Published: 1971
Genus: Other DPLs
Sammet category: Business Data Processing

for COntext Dependent Information Language.

Chris Reynolds at ICL 1970

Context-sensitive language for non-numerical business problems.

Specialised in extracting dirty data from systems. Became MicroCODIL

Made use of indentation as syntactically meaningful

Related languages
CODIL MicroCODIL   Evolution of

  • C F Reynolds et al (1970) C F Reynolds et al "Meeting on CODIL: Advanced Programming Study Group Report" pp244-245
          in (1970) The Computer Bulletin Vol 14 (1970)
  • C.F. Reynolds (1970) C.F. Reynolds "CODIL: An information language for Man-Computer interaction" in "Man Computer Interaction" 211-217
          in (1970) IEE Conference Publication No 68
  • Reynolds C.F. (1971) Reynolds C.F. "Handling Cave Fauna Records on a Computer" pp160-165
          in (1971) Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain Vol 13(3) 1971
  • Reynolds (1971) Reynolds, C.F. "CODIL, Part 1 The Importance of Flexibility" pp217-220 Abstract
          in (1971) The Computer Journal 14(3) May 1971
  • Reynolds (1971) Reynolds, C.F. "CODIL, Part 2. The CODIL language and its interpreter" pp217-220 Abstract
          in (1971) The Computer Journal 14(3) May 1971
  • Sammet (1972) Sammet, Jean E., "Roster of Programming Languages 1972" 55
          in (1972) Computers & Automation 21(6B), 30 Aug 1972
  • 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 125 Abstract
          in (1972) Computers & Automation 21(6B), 30 Aug 1972
  • Reynolds, C. F. (1976) Reynolds, C. F. "Designing an interactive language for the pragmatic user" Abstract
          in [Proceedings] (1976) Teleprocessing at work: terminal based computer systems: techniques and user experience, Online Conference Ltd., Uxbridge, UK, 1976
  • C. F. Reynolds (1990) C. F. Reynolds "CODIL: the architecture of an information language"
          in (1990) The Computer Journal 33(2) April 1990 Special issue on procedural programming
  • Voldman, G. (1992) Voldman, G. [review of Reynolds 1990] Abstract
          in (1992) ACM Computing Reviews 1992
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