cswilly writes "With ten satellites now, 16 in 2012, and 35 in 2020, China is making damn sure they are independent of the USA military's lock on GPS. According to the article, "Beidou, or 'Big Dipper,' would cover most parts of the Asia Pacific by next year and then the world by 2020"." Link to Original Source
It appears that PL/I (and its dialects) is, or will be, the most widely
used higher level language for systems programming.
-- J. Sammet