Classic programming

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sun Aug 9 16:57:23 CDT 2015

> On Aug 9, 2015, at 2:46 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at> wrote:
>> From: Paul Koning
>> Algol 60, that is. It was used as the inspiration by just about
>> everything that followed
> I've just remembered that the Algol (probably Algol-60, but the manual
> doesn't say) interpreter used for the programming languages course at MIT was
> adapted from the Delphi (a homebrew PDP-11 OS used at MIT) version, to a
> version that would run under Unix V6. So it should be runnable under any
> PDP-11 emulator.

There’s DECUS ALGOL, which is essentially a PDP-11 version of Burroughs Extended Algol.  It generates bytecode which even looks somewhat like B5500 machine code.  I still have a copy, though I need to do some work to find the correct sources and build procedure for the runtime support code.


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