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A programming language from Bell Labs. ALEF boasts few new ideas but is instead a careful synthesis of ideas from other languages. The result is a practical general purpose programming language which was once displacing C as their main implementation language. Both shared variables and message passing are supported through language constructs.
A window system, user interface, operating system network code, news reader, mailer and variety of other tools in Plan 9 are now implemented using ALEF.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • alef shouted to the combatants to desist; but ere the party could reach them, Hereward's opportunity had come.

  • Fat was the feasting, and loud was the harping, in the halls of alef, King of Gweek.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • His counsel is wise and when he wears the royal crown, alef, and declares his will, he is the protector of his people.

    Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell

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