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Another older language: BLISS

Bruce Axtens
Programmed Canon Canola calculators in 1977. Assorted platforms and languages ever since. Assisting with I am NOT looking for work -- I've got more than enough to do.
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I still remember seeing the manuals for BLISS in the system manager's office. Where I was studying programming (Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, now Southern Cross University), we started off with a VAX 11/750 and then a Microvax.

While I was learning about COBOL (and, on the side, FORTRAN and DCL (DEC Command Language), the BLISS manuals beckoned. Sadly (very sadly!), I never took them down, never tried to type, compile, link and run the examples.

Now the language is an historical note on Wikipedia and HOPL and I have those "what might have been" feelings.

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