DIGITAL Command Language is an actively used programming language created in 1997. DIGITAL Command Language (DCL) is the standard command language adopted by most of the operating systems (OSs) that were sold by the former Digital Equipment Corporation (which was acquired by Compaq, which was in turn acquired by Hewlett-Packard). DCL had its roots in the IAS, TOPS-20, and RT-11 OSs and was implemented as a standard across most of Digital's OSs, notably RSX-11, but took its most powerful form in the OpenVMS OS. Written when the programming language Fortran was in heavy use, DCL is a scripting language supporting several datatypes, including strings, integers, bit arrays, arrays and booleans, but not floating point numbers. Read more on Wikipedia...
- DIGITAL Command Language ranks in the top 25% of languages
- the DIGITAL Command Language wikipedia page
- DIGITAL Command Language first appeared in 1997
- file extensions for DIGITAL Command Language include com
- See also: windows-powershell, fortran, unix, isbn
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Example code from Linguist:
$! Compiling with VAXC is said to work, but it requires the usual cruft $! (vaxcrtl and all), and to avoid hair we don't supply said cruft here. $ CC/DECC/PREFIX=all VMSBACKUP.C/DEFINE=(HAVE_MT_IOCTLS=0,HAVE_UNIXIO_H=1) $ CC/DECC/PREFIX=all DCLMAIN.C $! Probably we don't want match as it probably doesn't implement VMS-style $! matching, but I haven't looking into the issues yet. $ CC/DECC/PREFIX=all match $ LINK/exe=VMSBACKUP.EXE - vmsbackup.obj,dclmain.obj,match.obj,sys$input/opt identification="VMSBACKUP4.1.1"
Example code from Wikipedia:
$ i = 1 $ variable'i' = "blue" $ i = 2 $ variable'i' = "green" $ j = 1 $ color = variable'j' $ rainbow'color' = "red" $ color = variable'i' $ rainbow'color' = "yellow"
Last updated February 18th, 2020