|Paradigms||Procedural, imperative, structured, object-oriented|
|Designed by||Nevil Brownlee|
|Developer||University of Auckland|
Final / 1985
|Implementation language||Fortran IV, SMALL|
|Platform||Mainframes: Burroughs B6700, DEC PDP-10|
Small Machine Algol Like Language (SMALL), is a computer programming language developed by Dr. Nevil Brownlee of the University of Auckland.
The aim of the language was to enable writing ALGOL-like code that ran on a small machine. It also included the
string data type for easier text manipulation.
SMALL was used extensively from about 1980 to 1985 at Auckland University as a programming teaching aid, and for some internal projects. Originally, it was written in Fortran IV, to run on a Burroughs Corporation B6700 mainframe computer. Subsequently, it was rewritten in SMALL, and ported to a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-10 mainframe (on the operating system TOPS-10) and an IBM S360 mainframe (on the operating system VM Conversational Monitor System (VM/CMS)).
About 1985, SMALL had some object-oriented programming features added to handle structures (that were missing from the early language), and to formalise file manipulation operations.
Edited: 2021-06-18 18:19:15