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dhal

, dal, dholl
a tropical African and Asian leguminous shrub, Cajanus cajan, cultivated in tropical regions for its nutritious pealike seeds

DAL

(1) (Dedicated Access Line) A private "tie line" between a customer and the telephone company.

(2) (Data Access Language) A database interface from Apple that allows the Mac to access DAL-supported databases on Macs or non-Apple computers. It is a superset of SQL. Database vendors license the specs and translate DAL calls to their database engines.
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Both the Data Access Language Server for AS/400 and the SNAps Gateway are expected to be included in IBM's Client Series on Oct.
Apple and Microsoft jointly endorsed the combination of Microsoft's ODBC and Apple's Data Access Language (DAL) as a complete client /server solution in which applications for the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems can access host data residing on multiple server and database platforms.
The new development tools support rapid prototyping and development of custom applications for the enterprise using object-oriented technologies and Apple's data access solutions -- Data Access Manager (DAM) and Data Access Language (DAL) and other core Apple technologies such as Apple Events, AppleScript and A.
Data Access Language, a middleware software solution from Apple, links Macintosh and Windows desktop systems to relational database systems.
IS Tools Within VITAL Framework The new tools will enable rapid prototyping and development of applications using object-oriented technologies and Apple's data access solutions: Data Access Manager (DAM) and Data Access Language (DAL).
NYSE: AAPL) and IBM to more closely integrate Apple Macintosh personal computers with IBM networks and host environments, Apple today announced the Data Access Language (DAL) Server to support IBM's Application System/400 family of midrange computers.