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DG/L (Data General Language) is a high-level programming language for Data General's Nova line of minicomputers. Developed in the late 1960s, DG/L was designed to be easy to learn and use, making it appealing for both programmers and non-programmers. It was one of the first programming languages that separated the source code into two parts: specifications and implementation. The language supported detailed machine-independent program specifications which could then be implemented with system calls from a library instead of low-level assembly instructions, easing portability across different machines running Data General's operating systems. Despite its innovation during its time, DG/L eventually became obsolete as newer technologies emerged in the evolving landscape of programming languages and tools.