Help reading a 9 track tape

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Mon Aug 2 17:48:08 CDT 2021

On 8/2/21 4:42 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2021, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>> Some might argue with you about that.  PL/M was done in Fortran IV.
> A REAL programmer can write a FORTRAN program in any language.
> A REAL programmer can write any program in FORTRAN.  (although, it is 
> often the wrong tool for the job, possibly resulting in too much work 
> and poorer performance.)

I don't remember if it was Ryan-McFarland or an early MicroFocus but
"back in the day" there was a COBOL compiler written in COBOL.


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