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CHILL is a high-level programming language for developing real-time applications in telecommunications. The language was designed to be easy to read and write, being based on the block-structured style of ALGOL 68. A typical CHILL program uses constructs like processes, procedures, and functions to define its logic in a modular fashion. It also supports features specific to telecommunications, such as error handling mechanisms, which are crucial in ensuring system reliability. Despite not being widely used outside the telecommunications industry today, CHILL played an important role when it was first standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) in the late 70s and 80s as a globally accepted standard for telecommunication applications software development alongside other languages like ADA or CCITT C (forerunner to C++).

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