Date : Thu, 06 Jun 1991 14:02:55 GMT
From : firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Poindexter)
Subject: Re: PL/I compiler
In article <1991Jun06.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Conor
P. Cahill) writes:
>email@example.com (Debora Weber-Wulff) writes:
>>PL/I? On an MS-DOS or CP/M (!!!) platform with close to full
>>implementation? Well, the beast compiler we used to use on our
comment: remember that long ago, in a place far away, Fortran & Cobol were
cpus with 4096 words of memory (not kilobytes or megabytes, just 4,096).
>I had a PL/1 compiler for MS-DOS about 5 years ago. I'll look around
>my basement to see if I can come up with the manufacturer (I know it
>was distributed by IBM).
It was distributed by Digital Research. The compiler first came out for
8080 in CP/M,
then migrated to 8086 & MS-DOS. It was *quite* buggy; I don't think DR
any version beyond 1.0. The compiler supposedly supported PL/I ANSI Subset G.
There is some sort of PL/I language *interpreter* on Simtel20. Look for
RUNPLI or some such.
Tom Poindexter firstname.lastname@example.org ..!uunet!boulder!uswat!tpoind
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