Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A systems programming language that incorporates the control structures needed for structured programming. Its main distinguishing feature is that it is type-free, i.e. the only type of data object that can be used is a word made up of bits (hence the suitability for systems programming). BCPL was implemented on many machines, but it is now little used. See also CPL, B, C.

Subjects: Computing.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.