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English Dictionary: spl by the DICT Development Group
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From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   spl /S-P-L/   [abbrev, from Set Priority Level] The way
   traditional Unix kernels implement mutual exclusion by running code
   at high interrupt levels.   Used in jargon to describe the act of
   tuning in or tuning out ordinary communication.   Classically, spl
   levels run from 1 to 7; "Fred's at spl 6 today" would mean that he
   is very hard to interrupt.   "Wait till I finish this; I'll spl down
   then."   See also {interrupts locked out}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. Synchronous Programming Language.   A DSP language.
      "Introduction to the SPL Compiler", Computalker Consultants,
      2. Space Programming Language.   Realtime language used by the
      US Air Force for aerospace software.   Aka SPL/J6.   Similar to
      JOVIAL.   "Space Programming Language Development", SAMSO TP
      70-325, System Development Corp (Sep 1970).   (See CLASP).
      3. System Programming Language.   HP, 1977.   An ALGOL-like
      language for the HP3000 computer allowing inline assembly
      code.   MPE, the OS for the HP3000 was written in SPL.
      Pub.No.30000-90024, HP.   See also {SPLash!}.
      4. Systems Programming Language.
      PRIME Computer, 80's.   A variant of PL/I used on PRIME
      computers.   PL/I subset G, less I/O plus a few extensions.
      SPL User's Reference Guide, Prime.   (See PL/P.)
      5. Systems Programming Language.
      A PL/I subset/extension for the P1000.
      D.B. Wortman, U Toronto.
      Philips Data Sys, Netherlands, 1971.
      Symbolic constants, pointer arithmetic, inline assembly code.
      Used to implement compilers, operating systems, and database.
      ["Experiences With SPL", J. Klunder in Machine Oriented Higher
      Level Languages, W. van der Poel, N-H 1974, pp. 385-393].
      [Can 4 and 5 be the same?]
      6. Student Programming Language.
      A translator-interpreter for a dialect of {PL/I}.
      7. {Set Priority Level}
      [{Jargon File}]
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