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Language peer sets for Dijkstra's guarded command language:
Designed 1966
1960s languages
Third generation
High Cold War
Genus Pascals
Wirth Algols
Generation of Algol 60
Wirth Algols/1966
Generation of Algol 60/1966
Wirth Algols/Netherlands
Generation of Algol 60/Netherlands

Dijkstra's guarded command language(ID:639/dij001)

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Country: Netherlands
Designed 1966
Published: 1966
Genus: Pascals

Edsger Dijkstra. Introduced the concept of guards and committed choice [=don't care] nondeterminism. Described and used (but never named) in A Discipline of Programming. Dijkstra later (1972) referred to this language as DOVPA (Dijkstra's Own Version of Pidgin Algol).

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  • Dijkstra, E. (1976) Dijkstra, E. "A Discipline of Programming" P-H 1976.
  • Bailes, P. A. (1986) Bailes, P. A. "Static Checking of Variable Handling in Dijkstra's Guarded Commands Language"
          in (1986) Computer Languages 11(3-4)
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