New to PL/I

Programming Language One (PL/I) is a procedural computer programming language designed for creating scientific and business applications as well as systems programming applications.

PL/I is known for its block structure. It has a free form and no reserved words. It can be used for data processing, numerical computation, scientific computing, and system programming.

Where to start?

Micro Focus provides the following resources to help you get started with PL/I programming:

What next?

Micro Focus provides a variety of resources that illustrate how you can use PL/I to develop applications:

  • See the available samples - click Start > All Programs > Micro Focus Enterprise Developer > Samples > Mainframe Samples and select the PL/I category in the left-hand pane.
  • Explore the concepts of PL/I Programming.
  • Check the Open PL/I Language Reference Manual.