Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Tue Mar 31 07:31:06 CDT 2020

On 3/30/20 7:29 PM, Marc Howard via cctalk wrote:
> Stupid question time.  I last used APL in a class in 1975.  Back then you
> needed a magic terminal and/or a magic Selectric typeball.  How does one
> input or print a program on a PDP-11 with mere mortal equipment?
> Thanks,

Take a look at Chapter 1.4 of the APL-11 Users Manual.  You use
Mnemonics.  Special combinations of letters preceded by a period
that represent the symbols.  Not as easy to read but still gives
you the power of APL.  On the Prime it was combinations of letters
preceded by an octothorpe "#".


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