more on lisp compilers

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Fri Nov 11 13:11:23 CST 2016

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Richard
> Loken
> Sent: 10 November 2016 02:52
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> Subject: more on lisp compilers
> 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 version.
> Since it sparked my interest, I went through the rest of the pile but no
> 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
> wait for any hapless tape drive that may accept them.

It would be good to know the version numbers of the compilers you have found
to see if the tapes should be imaged.



> Oh yes, this is all VMS 5.5-1 stuff, there seems to be an entire distro
> plus a lot of layered products.  These are reduntant, my employer's last
> is now sleeping in my basement.
> --
>    Richard Loken VE6BSV, Systems Programmer - VMS   : "...underneath those
>    Athabasca University				   : tuques we wear,
>    Athabasca, Alberta Canada			   : heads are naked!"
>    ** rlloken at **                         :    - Arthur Black

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