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PL-6 (Programming Language 6) was an early high-level programming language developed by IBM in the mid-1960s. It was part of the PL/I family and provided improved standards for working with data files, a key feature as mass storage systems began to be widely used. While it didn't gain wide adoption outside of IBM, its influence can still be seen today in modern languages that have been built on top of its concepts.