Classic programming

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Sun Aug 9 19:32:08 CDT 2015

On 2015-08-09 20:46, Noel Chiappa 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.
> I _think_ I have that on those backup tapes I'm trying to get read, so maybe
> someday (it's a pity none of that MIT Unix stuff seems to have escaped into
> preservation, at least, so far) it will be widely available.
> They had a BCPL compiler for the PDP-11 that ran under Unix, too. Ditto about
> 'on the tape'.

I have a BCPL compiler for RSX here... Never used it myself, so I don't 
know how good/bad it might be. I think it came from the DECUS library.


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