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babbage


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Babbage 
 
  The  structured  {assembly  language}  for  the  {General  Electric 
  Company}  4xxx  range  of  computers  and  their  {OS4000}  {operating 
  system}.  It  is  strictly  an  assembler  in  that  the  generated 
  code  is  relatively  predictable  but  it  can  be  written  in  a 
  sufficiently  structured  manner,  with  indentation,  control 
  statements,  function  and  procedure  calls,  to  make  the 
  resultant  source  easy  to  read  and  manage.  Even  with  this 
  visible  structure  however,  it  is  important  to  remember  that 
  the  assembly  of  the  statement  is  done  left  to  right 
 
  The  British  {videotext}  system,  {Prestel}  is  programmed  in 
  Babbage. 
 
  [1980's  article  in  Datamation].