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Bob. real name Robert Allen Zimmerman. born 1941, US rock singer and songwriter, also noted for his acoustic protest songs in the early 1960s. His albums include The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Blonde on Blonde (1966), John Wesley Harding (1968), Blood on the Tracks (1974), Oh Mercy (1989), Time Out of Mind (1997, and Love and Theft (2001)
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god of waves, which continually mourn him. [Celtic Myth.: Leach, 332; Jobes, 480]
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Dylan(DYnamic LANguage) An object-oriented programming language developed at Apple in the late 1980s with assistance from Harlequin Group plc, Carnegie Mellon University and others. Dylan was designed to provide the simplicity of Smalltalk with the efficiency of C++.
Apple later abandoned the project, but Harlequin continued development until 1999 when its parent, Global Graphics, Inc. turned the programming rights over to key Dylan developers who founded a company named Functional Objects, Inc. Supported and sold for a time as Functional Developer, the language's source code was eventually released to the community at large under an open source license. For more information and downloads, visit www.opendylan.org
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