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Meaning of JOVIAL

Pronunciation:  'jowveeul

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(Jule's Own Version of IAL) A version of ial produced by Jules I. Schwartz in 1959-1960. JOVIAL was based on algol 58, with extensions for large scale real-time programming. It saw extensive use by the US Air Force. The data elements were items, entries (records) and tables.

Versions include JOVIAL I (ibm 709, 1960), JOVIAL II (ibm 7090, 1961) and JOVIAL 3 (1965). Dialects: j3, jovial j73, js, jts.

Ada/Jovial Newsletter, Dale Lange +1 (513) 255-4472.

[CACM 6(12):721, Dec 1960].

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