ARITH-MATIC


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ARITH-MATIC

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An extension of Grace Hopper's A-2 programming language, developed in about 1955. ARITH-MATIC was originally known as A-3, but was renamed by the marketing department of Remington Rand UNIVAC.

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(The marketing department of Remington Rand UNIVAC renamed A-3 and AT-3 as ARITH-MATIC and MATH-MATIC respectively--presumably to make them more attractive to potential users.) MATH-MATIC was developed around the same time as Fortran and had about the same functional capability--except that the MATH-MATIC compiler had one very important overlay/paging facility that was not replicated in any compiler until much later.