Home / Definitions / SETL


Vangie Beal
Last Updated April 17, 2024 4:21 am

Short for Set Theory as a Language (or Set Language), SETL is a high-level programming language that’s based on the mathematical theory of sets. It was developed in the early 1970’s by mathematician Professor J. Schwartz. SETL is an interpreted language with a syntax that is resembles C and in many cases similar to Perl. In SETL every statement is terminated by a semicolon. Variable names are case-insensitive and are automatically determined by their last assignment.