ICL1501 Cobol manual available

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Fri Apr 17 09:27:51 CDT 2020

> On Apr 17, 2020, at 3:40 AM, nico de jong via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 2020-04-17 09:12, ben via cctalk wrote:
>> On 4/17/2020 12:19 AM, Tomasz Rola via cctalk wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 10:00:17PM +0000, Tapley, Mark B. via cctalk wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> Tomasz, forgive me but I have to ask. You did note the date on which
>>>> that announcement appeared, right?
>>> Yeah. I do not have to look at it again to tell you it was dated April
>>> 1st 2005 :-). But it is ok you asked, I could have overlooked it in a
>>> hurry. But, well, Arduinos with 512 bytes or ram, just think of it,
>>> putting Cobol on it, what an achievement would it be...
>> But Cobol is just not the same with out some spinning tape drives.
>> Ben.
> Talking of spinning tape drives : anyone remember IBM's TAPESORT ?

Knuth volume 3 ("Sorting and searching") has a pile of tape sort algorithms.  I remember one because of its memorable name: "Oscillating tape sort".


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