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SYMPL is a general-purpose programming language designed for simplicity and ease of use. It was created by Bob Bishop in the 1980s as a successor to BASIC, with inspiration from LOGO and LISP. SYMPL's syntax is easy to understand and write, making it ideal for beginners learning how to program. The language primarily targets educational settings by introducing students to structured programming concepts such as functions, loops, and conditionals. SYMPL can be used on microcomputers like the TRS-80 Color Computer series but has been largely phased out due to advances in more modern languages and platforms.