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an interactive programming language having concise notations for operations on entire arrays of numbers and characters.
Historical Examples

APL beseeches Indras, loved by her, to make for her a beautiful and perfect (faultless, unimpeachable) skin.
Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis

We leave here next Wednesday for Elmira: we leave there APL.
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 3, 1876-1885 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

The rudder of Indras, which passes over the upodaras (or lower bosom) of APL, is illustrated by this passage in Varro.
Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis

The items under those headings all bear date yesterday, APL.
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

As to the rudder of Indras’s chariot in the lower bosom of APL, it would seem to me to have a phallic signification.
Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis

A Programming Language
American Poetry and Literacy [Project]
Applied Physics Laboratory
A Programming Language


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