1. <database design> A version of JPLDIS ported to CP/M by Wayne Ratliff around 1980. VULCAN evolved into dBASE II.

2. <database design> The dBASE-like interpreter and compiler sold by RSPI with their Emerald Bay product. [Same as 1?]

3. <programming language> An early string manipulation language.

["VULCAN - A String Handling Language with Dynamic Storage Control", E.P. Storm et al, Proc FJCC 37, AFIPS, Fall 1970].

4. <programming language> A concurrent object-oriented logic programming language implemented as a preprocessor for FCP by Kahn et al at Xerox PARC.

["Vulcan: Logical Concurrent Objects", K. Kahn et al in Research Directions in Object- Oriented Programming, A.B. Shriver et al eds, MIT Press 1987].

(01 Sep 2004)

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The god of fire, who presided over the working of metals; answering to the Greek Hephaestus.

Origin: L. Vulcanus, Volcanus: cf. Skr. Ulka a firebrand, meteor. Cf. Volcano.

(01 Mar 1998)

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