was a programming language developed by the Control Data Corporation
for use on the CDC 6000 series
computer systems in the 1970s and 1980s. It was based on a subset of CDCs version of JOVIAL
, as an alternative to assembly language
. A number of important CDC software products were implemented in SYMPL, including compilers, libraries, a full-screen editor, and major subsystems.
SYMPL was a compiled, imperative, and procedural language. Compared to Fortran of the day, SYMPL supported:
Simplifications compared to JOVIAL included: fewer built-in data types, no recursive calls to procedures, and no