Clarion is an actively used programming language created in 1986. Clarion is a commercial, 4GL, multi-paradigm, programming language and Integrated Development Environment from SoftVelocity used to program database applications. It is compatible with ISAM, SQL and ADO data access methods, reads and writes several flat file desktop database formats including ASCII, CSV, DOS (Binary), FoxPro, Clipper, dBase, and some relational databases via ODBC, MS SQL Server, Sybase SQL Anywhere and Oracle through the use of accelerated native database drivers, and XML, Clarion can be used to output to HTML, XML, plaintext, and PDF, among others. The Clarion Development Environment (IDE) sits on top of the Clarion Programming Language. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

!Hello World in Clarion 
 
  PROGRAM
 
 MAP
 END
 
 CODE
 
 MESSAGE('Hello World!')
 
 RETURN

Example code from Linguist:

  PROGRAM

  MAP
  END

  CODE

  MESSAGE('Hello World!')

  RETURN

Example code from Wikipedia:

PROGRAM
     MAP
     END
   CODE
     MESSAGE('Hello World!','Clarion')
     RETURN

Last updated August 25th, 2019