An IBM minicomputer for small business and departmental users, released in 1988 and still in production in October 1998.
Features include a menu-driven interface, multi-user support, terminals that are (in the grand IBM tradition) incompatible with anything else including the IBM 3270 series, and an extensive library-based operating system.
The machine survives because its API layer allows the operating system and application programs to take advantage of advances in hardware without recompilation and which means that a complete system that costs $9000 runs the exact same operating system and software as a $2 million system. There is a 64-bit RISC processor operating system implementation.
Programming languages include RPG, assembly language, C, COBOL, SQL, BASIC, and REXX. Several CASE tools are available: Synon, AS/SET, Lansa.
as31 tool, programming An 8031/8051 assembler by Ken Stauffer and Theo Deraadt which produces a variety of object code output formats. The distribution includes an assembler, yacc parser, and documentation. as31 runs on Sun-3, Sun-4, SunOS 4.0, Tandy 6000, and Xenix. Latest version: 1, as of 1990-01-26. as31 Home (http://pjrc.com/tech/8051/#as31_assembler). (2002-05-07)
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Al (Asa Yoelson) 1886–1950, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia. Historical Examples “I’ll take the alarm-clock, if you say so,” volunteered Jolson. The Landloper Holman Day Jolson clucked to his horse and rattled away down the road, muttering sour remarks. The Landloper Holman Day noun Al, real name Asa Yoelson. 1886–1950, US singer and […]
abbreviation an obsolete expression of the speed of a photographic film, replaced by the ISO rating