JOVIAL definition 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
Ada/Jovial Newsletter, Dale Lange +1 (513) 255-4472.
[CACM 6(12):721, Dec 1960].