ATOL: a simple language with powerful data structuring facilities

@inproceedings{Axford1979ATOLAS,
  title={ATOL: a simple language with powerful data structuring facilities},
  author={Tom Axford and Diana Burkhardt and W. Peter Dodd and Susan Laflin and Dennis Parkyn and P. Ramsay},
  booktitle={SIGP},
  year={1979}
}
The use of complex data structures in most common languages is often unnecessarily confusing to all but the most experienced programmers. ATOL has been designed to include a variety of data structures in a way that is both simple to understand and easy to handle, yet sufficiently general and powerful for a wide range of applications. The syntax of the language is quite simple and suitable for interactive program development at on-line terminals, rather like Basic.The primary data type of the… CONTINUE READING