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What’s in a Name?

BOOL is a language of a fevered imagination—the result of years of tinkering, infrequent bursts of activity and long dry spells. BOOL is at least 20 years in the making, and it has been through many versions and variations. It’s like a model train project I’ve been working on in my spare time for many years!

It was never intended as a serious language, so developing the spec and the supporting software (for what is a language spec without at least one compiler?) has never been a serious project. Still, this one never went away, and getting it into the light of day after all this time seems only right and just.

The name, BOOL, has four references:

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