OpenEdge ABL is an actively used programming language created in 2006. OpenEdge Advanced Business Language, or OpenEdge ABL for short, is a business application development language created and maintained by Progress Software Corporation (PSC). The language, typically classified as a fourth-generation programming language, uses an English-like syntax to simplify software development. The language was called PROGRESS or Progress 4GL up until version 9, but in 2006 PSC changed the name to OpenEdge Advanced Business Language (OpenEdge ABL) in order to overcome a presumed industry perception that 4GLs were less capable than other languages. Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • OpenEdge ABL ranks in the top 25% of languages
  • the OpenEdge ABL wikipedia page
  • OpenEdge ABL first appeared in 2006
  • file extensions for OpenEdge ABL include p, cls and w
  • See also: sql, isbn
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Example code from Linguist:

MESSAGE "Hello, world!".

Example code from Wikipedia:

FOR EACH customer WHERE customer.custno = 14 EXCLUSIVE-LOCK:
    ASSIGN customer.salesman = 'Fred'.

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