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This programming language may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.
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Listed below are all of the tasks on Rosetta Code which have been solved using DBL.
Your Help Needed
If you know DBL, please write code for some of the tasks not implemented in DBL.

DBL (Data Business Language) is a compiled, imperative programming language designed for business use. It is based on Digital Equipment Corporation’s DIBOL programming language. DBL was developed by Digital Information Systems Corporation (DISC; the company name was changed to Synergex in 1996) in the late 1970s as a DIBOL alternative, targeting system integrators who combined DEC hardware with third-party peripherals. DIBOL ran only on DEC hardware, while DBL ran on most major business computer platforms.

1980: DBL released for DEC’s PDP-11- based systems. It ran on RT-11, TSX, RSTS, and RSX-11M.

1983: VMS native-mode version of DBL released to run on VAX. At this time, DBL was also available for DEC RT-11, TSX/TSX-Plus, RSTS, and RSX-11M/M-Plus

1984: Initial version 4 released for MS-DOS. (Other platforms were released in 1985, including VMS and TSX-Plus.) The language was rewritten in C. DBL version 4 released for the AT&T Unix operating system. It included the ability to chain to non-DBL programs and interface to subroutines written in other languages. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy_DBL)