Ratfiv is a historical programming language created in 1980. Ratfiv is an enhanced version of the Ratfor programming language, a preprocessor for Fortran designed to give it C-like capabilities. Fortran was widely used for scientific programming but had very basic control-flow primitives ("do" and "goto") and no "macro" facility which limited its expressiveness. The name of the language is a pun (Ratfor (RATional FORtran) -> "Rat Four" -> "Rat Five" -> RatFiv). Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • Ratfiv first appeared in 1980
  • See also: fortran, c, ratfor
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Last updated November 16th, 2019