An enhancement to the RATFOR programming language, developed by Bill Wood while at the Institute for Cancer Research (Philadelphia PA, now the Fox Chase Cancer Center) in 1980-1981. RATFIV was released on several DECUS (Digital Equipment Corporation User’s Group) tapes for VAX/VMS. Among its enhancements were: optional Fortan 77 output, an enhanced Format statement and enhanced macros.
noun 1. a disk of sheet metal fitted around a hawser to prevent rats from boarding a vessel moored at a dock.
/rʌtə/ noun 1. (in India) a four-wheeled carriage drawn by horses or bullocks; chariot
[reyth] /reɪð/ adjective 1. Archaic. growing, blooming, or ripening early in the year or season. /raθ/ noun 1. (Irish history) a circular enclosure surrounded by an earthen wall: used as a dwelling and stronghold in former times /reɪð/ adjective (archaic or literary) 1. blossoming or ripening early in the season 2. eager or prompt