Nested Interactive Array Language, aka Nested Interactive Array Language, is a historical programming language created in 1981. Nial (from "Nested Interactive Array Language") is a high-level array programming language developed from about 1981 by Mike Jenkins of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Jenkins co-created the Jenkins–Traub algorithm. Nial combines a functional programming notation for arrays based on an array theory developed by Trenchard More with structured programming concepts for numeric, character and symbolic data. Read more on Wikipedia...

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quicksort is fork [ >= [1 first,tally],
   pass,
   link [
       quicksort sublist [ < [pass, first], pass ],
       sublist [ match [pass,first],pass ],
       quicksort sublist [ > [pass,first], pass ]
   ]
]

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