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Thu Dec 11 12:34:48 CST 2008
On 11 Dec 2008 at 5:47, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > How about FORTRAN--say FORTRAN II or USA BASIC FORTRAN? Very small
> > language; very few statement types and historically correct. Can be
> > (and was) implemented on just about anything. You don't need
> > registers, stacks or any of that fancy stuff.
> Where would you find something like that?
Do you mean source code? It's not hard to write one otherwise.
Manuals exist. Examples from the 60's must certainly exist.
Note that we're not talking about F77 here, but rather a very limited
dialect; something that could be run on a 360/20 or 1620. Consider
the 4K FORTRAN for the PDP-8. Wasn't that cross-compiled on a PDP-6?
Were there ever any tiny Algol-60 subsets marketed?
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