An Experimental Display Programming Language for the PDP-10 Computer
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL OF COMPUTING
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An experimental language for display programming, called DIAL, has been developed for the PDP-10 and the UNIVAC 1559 display. It is experimental in the sense that it was originally conceived as a means of testing out some ideas, and the best way to test them seemed to be to produce a language that others could use. The language is a subset of ALGOL hence the name Display Algol, with additional facilities for graphical input and output. It cannot deal with floating-point numbers and can only handle strings in a limited fashion. Also, it lacks any facilities for rotating pictures or for displaying three- dimensional objects. On the other hand, it does include features which may make it easier to develop display programs.
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