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A programming language based on FORTRAN that is used in learning environments and is characterized by fast compilation and excellent diagnostic messages and debugging aids. Acronym for Waterloo Fortran IV.
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WATerloo Fortran IV. U Waterloo, Canada. Student-friendly variant of Fortran IV.
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