Executive Systems Problem Oriented Language

The Executive Systems Problem Oriented Language (ESPOL) is a programming language, a superset of ALGOL 60, that provides abilities of what would later be termed a system programming language or machine oriented high order language (mohol), such as interrupting a processor on a multiprocessing system (the Burroughs large systems were multiprocessor systems). ESPOL was used to write the Master Control Program (MCP) on Burroughs computer systems from the B5000 to the B6700. The single-pass compiler for ESPOL could compile over 250 lines per second.

Executive Systems Problem Oriented Language (ESPOL)
ParadigmsMulti-paradigm: procedural, imperative, structured
FamilyALGOL
DeveloperBurroughs Corporation
First appeared1966; 55 years ago (1966)
Final release
Burroughs B6700 B7700 / June 27, 1972; 49 years ago (1972-06-27)
Typing disciplineStatic, strong
ScopeLexical (static)
PlatformBurroughs large systems
OSBurroughs MCP
Influenced by
ALGOL 60
Influenced
NEWP

ESPOL was superseded by NEWP.

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