Date : Fri, 07 Jun 1991 21:34:02 GMT
From : firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Lewis)
Subject: Re: PL/I compiler
In article <60LR3ND@math.fu-berlin.de> email@example.com (Debora Weber-Wulff)
>orville@weyrich.UUCP (Orville R. Weyrich) writes:
>>I need to obtain a PL/I compiler (close to full implementation) for any of
>> Microport Unix System V/386
>> CP/M (just about any soft-sector 5 1/4" format will do).
>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
>IBM 370 was a wee bit on the overweight side. I mean, when you
>stuff all the goodies from Algol, COBOL, FORTRAN and whatnot
>in one bag, it won't exactly be petite. But lots of luck, and let
>us know if you find anything!
Sure, such things were available.
Digital Research Inc sold a PL/1G compiler for CP/M. "G" was supposed to be
a relatively machine independent subset of fully bloated IBM PL/1.
Supposedly a semi-international standard. PL/1 G was available on a lot of
different platforms. Maybe DRI still has a few copies of it, perhaps for
machines other than CP/M.
Also, LPI (I think it was LPI, or maybe it was Greenhills) builds their
compilers in PL/1, and since they have to port PL/1 first to each platform,
there's likely to be a commercial version of their PL/1 for the platform you
I pondered using PL/1G on my CP/M machine, then I discovered it didn't allow
you to "*" array declarations in procedure argument declarations so I
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