(Named after the brightest star in Hydra) A Pascal-like language developed by Wulf, Shaw and London of CMU in 1974. Alphard supports data abstraction using the ‘form’, which combines a specification and an implementation.
[“Abstraction and Verification in Alphard: Defining and Specifying Iteration and Generators”, Mary Shaw, CACM 20(8):553-563, Aug 1977].
Historical Examples

alphard is, in fact, the only bright star that we have in the constellations for this month.
Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis


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