Any word on the Multics revival front?

Charles Anthony at
Sat Mar 12 14:06:05 CST 2016

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:49 AM, Zane Healy <healyzh at> wrote:

> > On Mar 12, 2016, at 10:49 AM, Charles Anthony <
> at> wrote:
> >
> > There is a also the GCOS TSS subsystem which is an interactive
> programming
> > environment supporting several languages (Multics includes the BASIC and
> > FORTRAN runtimes). Sadly, there remain some emulator bugs that are
> causing
> > some failures under TSS; and lacking the source code for TSS, it is
> proving
> > to be an intractable issue.
> >
> > -- Charles
> That would almost be enough for me from the sounds of things.  Too bad
> there are issues.  I don’t suppose there is Waterloo C?  That was a painful
> way to try to learn C programming. :-)  Definitely not K&R.
I don't know the origins of the Multics C compiler; we don't have the
sources. Grepping the executable yields:


I don't know my earlier C compiler history, but I;m guessing 'Portable C

I don't believe that TSS has a C subsystem.

-- Charles

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