more on lisp compilers
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Thu Nov 10 13:31:02 CST 2016
On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Richard Loken <rlloken at telus.net> wrote:
> So last week there was some conversation about lisp compilers and an
> expressed interest in old VAX lisp comilers. Co-incidently, I was rooting
> through the morgue at work on semi legitimate business and found
> VAXlisp 2.2 copyright 1987. Sadly, it is on a TK50 and is the Ultrix
Ultrix? Is there a label that identifies the target platform? I have a
DECstation 5000/200 running Ultrix, as well as a TK50 that works with it.
> Since it sparked my interest, I went through the rest of the pile but
> no VMS lisp compiler was unearthed. I found o-l-d VAX/VMS ADA, C, basic,
> pascal, fortran compilers but no lisp compilers and all on moldering
> TK50s lying in wait for any hapless tape drive that may accept them.
> Oh yes, this is all VMS 5.5-1 stuff, there seems to be an entire distro
> there plus a lot of layered products. These are reduntant, my employer's
> last VAX is now sleeping in my basement.
That TK50 drive works on my VAX 4000/300 as well....
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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