|update to RTL/2 language standard Roger@natron.demon.co.uk (1994-05-03)|
|From:||Roger@natron.demon.co.uk (Roger Barnett)|
|Date:||Tue, 3 May 1994 14:07:13 GMT|
The RTL/2 language standard - BS5904 (1980) - is currently being updated;
the proposed changes are with the British Standards Institute for formal
ratification and inclusion in an updated definition document.
Anyone interested can email me for more details on firstname.lastname@example.org
The RTL/2 language was developed at ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) in
the early 1970s by a team which included John Barnes who has since been a
major contributor to the design of the Ada language.
The RTL/2 language can be classified as a member of the Algol family.
RTL/2 continues to be used in the UK and Europe, particularly where
predictability and maintainability are considered important - typical
applications include Air Traffic Control and industrial plant control.
Interesting (?) note:
RTL/2 is one of the few languages whose portability is increased by the
fact that there are no subset or superset compilers.
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