Meaning of ABC in English
1. < computer > Atanasoff-Berry Computer .
2. An imperative language and programming environment from CWI , Netherlands. It is interactive, structured, high-level, and easy to learn and use. It is a general-purpose language which you might use instead of BASIC , Pascal or AWK . It is not a systems-programming language but is good for teaching or prototyping.
ABC has only five data types that can easily be combined; strong typing , yet without declarations; data limited only by memory; refinements to support top-down programming; nesting by indentation. Programs are typically around a quarter the size of the equivalent Pascal or C program, and more readable.
ABC includes a programming environment with syntax-directed editing, suggestion s, persistent variables and multiple workspaces and infinite precision arithmetic.
An example function words to collect the set of all words in a document:
HOW TO RETURN words document: PUT IN collection FOR line in document: FOR word IN split line: IF word not.in collection: INSERT word IN collection RETURN collection
Interpreter / compiler , version 1.04.01, by Leo Geurts, Lambert Meertens, Steven Pemberton Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl . ABC has been ported to Unix , MS-DOS , Atari , Macintosh .
FTP eu.net , FTP nluug.nl , FTP uunet .
Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org .
E-mail: email@example.com .
["The ABC Programmer's Handbook" by Leo Geurts, Lambert Meertens and Steven Pemberton, published by Prentice-Hall (ISBN 0-13-000027-2)].
["An Alternative Simple Language and Environment for PCs" by Steven Pemberton, IEEE Software, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1987, pp. 56-64.]
2. Argument, Basic value, C?.
An abstract machine for implementation of functional languages and its intermediate code.
[P. Koopman, "Functional Programs as Executable Specifications", 1990].
FOLDOC computer English dictionary. Английский словарь по компьютерам FOLDOC. 2012