John H. Reinhardt
johnhreinhardt at thereinhardts.org
Mon Mar 30 18:06:47 CDT 2020
On 3/30/2020 1:37 PM, Mark Matlock via cctalk wrote:
> I have the APL-11 V2.1 source files on a RL02 disk image. I will make it available at http://www.rsx11m.com/apl11.zip <http://www.rsx11m.com/apl11.zip>
> Once you mount the disk image with Simh, the are two ready to run task images that will run under RSX11M or M+
> In [201,200]APL6OK.TSK and APL7OK.TSK that are the REAL*4 and REAL*8 versions of APL-11. On the disk are the
> Original .MAC sources as well as files from a RSX SIG tape that modified APL-11 for I/D under RSX11M+ that increased
> The workspace (.BXWA from ~30000 to ~60000 bytes). It also contains a character set for Vt220 for the APL character set.
> When you install the APL task experiment with the /INC to maximize the available workspace, On my system, I can
> INS APL6.TSK/INC=37000 to max the workspace for the single precision version.
> Also, the scanned APL-11 reference manual can be downloaded at http://www.rsx11m.com/APL-11-Ref-Man.pdf <http://www.rsx11m.com/APL-11-Ref-Man.pdf>
> and the APL11 installation guide at http://www.rsx11m.com/APL11ins.pdf <http://www.rsx11m.com/APL11ins.pdf>
> The RSX SIG files that have the info to change APL-11 to an I/D RSX11M+ task are at [370,360] on the RL02 disk. I remember having this work back in the mid-1980s butI have not been able to get it to work today. If I link it with ODT it seems to blow up when the first overlay is loaded. If anyone could help with that I’d really appreciate it!
I remember we had APL at Rose-Hulman when I was in college there from 1978-1983. At first I thought it was on the VAX-11/780 that showed up over the summer of 1980, but now I realize it had to have been on our PDP-11/70 running RSTS/E. Probably APL-11 V1.X since it was there in the Fall of 1978 when I started. We had a couple of DEC LA36's with the APL character set and keyboards.
John H. Reinhardt
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