ICL1501 Cobol manual available
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Tue Apr 7 17:24:00 CDT 2020
Why? Because we used to run out of resources regularly on that machine
writing the stuff in EBB, which was also compiled (I may be wrong, but I
seem to remember compiling stuff on it). And BASIC, even EBB, is generally
smaller than COBOL.
On Tue, 7 Apr 2020 at 21:04, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 4/7/20 2:38 PM, Neil Thompson via cctalk wrote:
> > I never used COBOL on the 150x machines, all of our stuff was done in EBB
> > (Extended Business Basic), which was a rather bletcherous language
> IIRC. I
> > must admit, I'm rather surprised to learn that something as big a COBOL
> > would fit on the machine.
> Why? I have COBOL running on the Z80 with 48KB of memory and on
> the LSI-11 with 28KW of memory.
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