DG Tapes: Nova Fortran IV
emil at chookfest.net
Thu Oct 30 03:51:20 CDT 2008
All my paper tapes are currently in storage along with my DG minis. I
tried archiving some of them but was unable to get a decent reading
with the equipment I had. Unfortunately, all I can offer at this point
is encouragement. :-(
On 28/10/2008, at 9:34 PM, Julian Skidmore wrote:
> Hi folks,
> It seems to me that self-hosting 16-bit compilers for old
> are very thin on the ground. Yet from my viewpoint they are
> and worth preserving, because they are a good demonstration of what
> could be achieved using fairly limited hardware.
> Recently, I've been looking at the Data General RDOS Fortran IV
> manual. It seems a very comprehensive version of the language, and
> actually Fortran '66 with some extensions, and looks very practical.
> However, the standard RDOS images for SIMH don't come with the Fortran
> compiler, only assembler.
> Here are the only two references I've found on the net for the Fortran
> IV tapes:
> How easy would it be to get these tapes transcribed; dumped onto an
> disk and made available for SIMH?
> -cheers from julz @P
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