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JOVIAL

[′jō·vē·əl]
(computer science)
A procedure-oriented language derived from ALGOL, commonly used in programming command and control procedures.

JOVIAL

(language)
(Jule's Own Version of IAL) A version of IAL produced by Jules I. Schwartz in 1959-1960. JOVIAL was based on ALGOL 58, with extensions for large scale real-time programming. It saw extensive use by the US Air Force. The data elements were items, entries (records) and tables.

Versions include JOVIAL I (IBM 709, 1960), JOVIAL II (IBM 7090, 1961) and JOVIAL 3 (1965). Dialects: J3, JOVIAL J73, JS, JTS.

Ada/Jovial Newsletter, Dale Lange +1 (513) 255-4472.

[CACM 6(12):721, Dec 1960].

JOVIAL

(Jules' Own Version of the International Algebraic Language) An ALGOL-like programming language developed by Systems Development Corp. in the early 1960s and widely used in the military. Its key architect was Jules Schwartz.