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Record 1 2020-12-15


Subject field(s)
  • Programming Languages

CLIST (short for "command list") is a programming language used for time sharing processes in complex storage systems.


The CLIST language provides a wide range of programming functions. Its features include: CLIST statements that allow you to write structured programs, perform [input/output], define and modify variables, and handle errors and attention interruptions; arithmetic and logical operators for processing numerical data; string-handling functions for processing character data.

Key term(s)
  • CLIST programing language
  • command list programming language
  • command list programing language


  • Langages de programmation

Command list, le plus souvent appelé simplement CLIST, est un langage de programmation procédurale que l'on retrouve essentiellement sur le système d'exploitation [Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS)] des grands systèmes IBM, en particulier sous TSO [Time Sharing Option] et TSO/ISPF [Interactive Search and Display Facility].


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