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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ABC 
  n  :  a  statement  of  fundamental  facts  or  principles  [syn:  {basics}, 
  {ABC},  {ABC's},  {ABCs},  {rudiments}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ABC 
 
  1.    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  variable}s  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  . 
  ABC  has  been  ported  to  {Unix},  {MS-DOS},  {Atari},  {Macintosh}. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.cwi.nl/cwi/projects/abc.html)} 
 
  {FTP  eu.net  (ftp://ftp.eu.net/programming/languages/abc)}, 
  {FTP  nluug.nl  (ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/programming/languages/abc)}, 
  {FTP  uunet  (ftp://ftp.uu.net/languages/abc)}. 
 
  Mailing  list:  . 
 
  E-mail:  . 
 
  ["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.] 
 
  (1995-02-09) 
 
  2.    Argument,  Basic  value,  C?. 
 
  An  {abstract  machine}  for  implementation  of  {functional 
  language}s  and  its  intermediate  code. 
 
  [P.  Koopman  "Functional  Programs  as  Executable 
  Specifications",  1990]. 
 
  (1995-02-09) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ABC 
  Atanasoff-Berry-Computer 
 
 




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