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SETL is a programming language designed for mathematical computing. The language was created by Jack Schwartz in the 1960s and its name stems from “Set Theory Language”. SETL's syntax and built-in data types, like sets, maps, and tuples, allow for more natural expression of algorithms based on set theory. This makes it well-suited for applications in discrete mathematics, combinatorial optimization, database design and artificial intelligence research. Despite not having achieved widespread adoption outside of academic environments or specialized fields such as cryptography where its powerful set manipulation capabilities are useful, SETL remains influential within the niche areas it serves due to its advancements in automated theorem proving techniques implemented through algorithmic language constructs.

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