Second release of the HP 3000 Series III simulator

SPC spedraja at
Fri Jul 8 01:57:59 CDT 2016

2016-07-07 17:36 GMT+02:00 J. David Bryan <jdbryan at>:

> The second release of the HP 3000 Series III simulator is now available
> from the Computer History Simulation Project (SIMH) site:
> ​[...] ​
> ...has been updated to add the following features:
>   - Preinstalled User-Defined Commands (UDCs) provide access to the COBOL
>     74 compiler with the MPE-V/E :COBOLII, :COBOLIIPREP, and :COBOLIIGO
>     commands, and to the COBOL 85 compiler with :COBOLIIX,
>     :COBOLIIXPREP, and :COBOLIIXGO.  However, note that the simulator
>     currently does not provide the HP 32234A COBOL II firmware
>     instructions, so programs generated by the COBOLII compiler will
>     abort at run time with "ILLEGAL INSTRUCTION" errors, limiting the
>     current utility of the compilers to syntax checking.
​So​ I assume that we can make operative programs *only* with the COBOL 74
compiler, Isn't so ?

Kind Regards

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