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The Eiffel Programming Language

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History | Significant Language Features | Areas of Application | Sample Programs
Related Links | Printed References | Acknowledgements


The Eiffel programming language was created by Bertrand Meyer and developed by his company, Interactive Software Engineering (ISE) of Goleta, CA in 1985. Eiffel has evolved continually since its conception on September 14, 1985 and its first introduction in 1986. Eiffel is named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower. The developers of Eiffel like to compare themselves to the well-built structure of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was completed on time and within budget, which should happen if you use Eiffel for your software projects.

Significant Language Features

There are several significant language features of Eiffel:

Areas of Application

Eiffel is used in many application areas, such as:

Sample Programs

Related Links

Printed References

  1. Sebasta, Robert W. (1996). Concepts of Programming Languages. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Menlo Park, CA.


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