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Design and implementation of a high-level language for interactive computer graphics Pieké, Albertus Jacobus

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The design and implementation of the interactive graphics language IGL is described. This language not only allows the definition and display of line drawings but also has full facilities for manipulating, naming, identifying and interacting with such drawings. The language has been implemented as an extension to Fortran IV using the XPL compiler generator system. The experience gained so far in the use of the language has already proven a number of advantages over present-day graphics systems. The language is readily learned by users with previous high-level language experience. As no extensive testing and documentation is necessary due to the readability of the program, the time required for the completion of a project is greatly reduced.

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