COMMON ALGORITHMIC LANGUAGE
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(COMAL) A language for beginners developed byBenedict Loefstedt and Borge Christensen in 1973 and popularin Europe and Scandinavia. It has a Pascal-like structureadded to BASIC. COMAL-80 has been adopted as anintroductory language in Denmark.There is a version for the Amiga and a well-supportedversion for the PC, running under MS-DOS and MicrosoftWindows, called UniCOMAL. Recently, it has been developed asa web-scripting language called WebCOMAL.macharsoft (http://macharsoft.demon.co.uk/).There is a COMAL User's Group at 5501 Groveland Terr, MadisonWI 53716, USA.["Beginning COMAL", B. Christensen, Ellis Harwood 1982].
By Denis Howe
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