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BETA is a pure object-oriented language from the Scandinavian School in System Development where the first object-oriented language Simula was developed.

From a technical perspective, BETA provides the following unique feature:

BETA supports the object-oriented perspective on programming and contains comprehensive facilities for procedural and functional programming. BETA has powerful abstraction mechanisms for supporting identification of objects, classification and composition. BETA is a strongly typed language like Simula, Eiffel and C++, with most of the type checking being carried out at compile-time. It is well known that it is not possible to obtain complete type checking at compile-time without sacrificing the expressiveness of the language. BETA has an optimum balance between compile-time type checking and run-time type checking.

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