Alphard

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Alphard

(al -fard) (α Hya) An orange giant that is the brightest star in the constellation Hydra and lies in a part of the sky where there are few other stars of comparable brightness. mv : 2.05; spectral type: K4 III; distance: 35 pc.

Alphard

(language)
(Named after the brightest star in Hydra) A Pascal-like language developed by Wulf, Shaw and London of CMU in 1974. Alphard supports data abstraction using the 'form', which combines a specification and an implementation.

["Abstraction and Verification in Alphard: Defining and Specifying Iteration and Generators", Mary Shaw, CACM 20(8):553-563, Aug 1977].
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