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CHILL is a block-structured compiled language,
standardized by the ITU, and designed for
building large robust software systems.
It is used mostly in the
Intended for supporting large software
development efforts, CHILL is a fairly
large and complicated language. Its data
type system is derived from that of Algol68;
CHILL offers various numeric types,
array and other composite types, references,
and various function, I/O, and process
synchronization data types. The language
is strongly typed: all data objects and
expressions are typed and type checking is
enforced. CHILL supports a full set of
sequential control-flow operators:
conditional, iteration, and goto.
Strangely, early versions of CHILL did not
support real numbers, only integers.
It also provides full multi-programming
and multi-processing support, as well as
I/O and timing features.
The syntax of CHILL is similar to related
block-structured languages like Pascal and
Algol. It has a large set of reserved
CHILL supports features for building complex,
systems: concurrency, exception handling,
and real-time response guarantees.
Several commercial CHILL programming
systems exist, but the only free
implementation seems to be GCC.
Some information about CHILL
is available on the web, but the actual
language standard must be purchased from
ITU or ISO.
- See Also:
CHILL stands for CCITT HIgh Level Language;
the language was defined by a committee of
telecommunication company representatives
in 1972-75. The 1993 CHILL standard is
ITU-T Recommendation Z.200.
In the mid-1990s, object-oriented features
were added to CHILL. The resulting extended
language is sometimes called CHILL'96.
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