DIBOL

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Dibol
Paradigm procedural, imperative, structured
Appeared in 1970
Developer DEC
Stable release Dibol 1992 (2002)
Typing discipline static
Major implementations Synergex DBL, DEC VAX Dibol, others
Influenced by BASIC, Fortran
Website www.dibol.com

DIBOL or Digital Interactive Business Oriented Language is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative programming language, which is well-suited for Management Information Systems (MIS) software development. It has a syntax similar to FORTRAN and BASIC, along with BCD arithmetic. It shares the COBOL program structure of data and procedure divisions.

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DIBOL was originally marketed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1970.

The original version, DIBOL-8, was produced for PDP-8, PDP-11 and DIBOL-32 VAX/VMS systems, though it can also be run on other systems through emulators.

ANSI Standards were released in 1983, 1988 and 1992. The 1992 standard was revised in 2002.

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