"B is a computer language designed by D. M. Ritchie and K. L.
Thompson, for primarily non-numeric applications such as system
programming. These typically involve complex logical decisionmaking,
and processing of integers, characters, and bit strings.
On the H6070 TSS system, B programs are usually much easier to
write and understand than assembly language programsj and object
code efficiency is almost as good. Implementation of simple TSS
subsystems is an especially appropriate use for B."