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Basic Combined Programming Language (BCPL)

Definition - What does Basic Combined Programming Language (BCPL) mean?

Basic Combined Programming Language (BCPL) is a computer language created by Martin Richards at the University of Cambridge in 1966. The language was built on its predecessor the Combined Programming Language, developed earlier in the 1960s.

Techopedia explains Basic Combined Programming Language (BCPL)

Basic Combined Programming Language was built for small compiling size, down to 16 kB, and portability. One data type serves as an integer, character, floating-point number or other variable.

One of the main points of notoriety about the Basic Combined Programming Language is that it is alleged to be the first language in which the famous “hello world” program was written, by Brian Kernighan in the 1970s.

Eventually, the C suite of languages arose from earlier and more primitive languages like Basic Combined Programming Language. BCPL still stands as a program with simple syntax and straightforward design, to show some of the ways that modern languages evolved in terms of syntax and use.

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