Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
mark at wickensonline.co.uk
Tue Dec 2 07:20:58 CST 2014
Is there any general agreement on what the 'best' programming language is
for PDP-11 for this kind of application, if I'm getting what you're after
it's something like wordstar or WPS-PLUS? A text editor with some word
processing features. Good system integration and the ability to easily
control a terminal?
I know VAX Pascal is highly respected and can do most things - certainly
Theo De Klerk's book is very comprehensive.
I don't know *anything* about programming PDP-11's. Would be interested if
there is one language or it's a case of pick and choose like VAXen.
On 2 December 2014 at 03:36, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
> On 01/12/14 12:29 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> On 11/30/2014 07:45 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
>> Umm, I'm "pretty sure" I had TeX running on RSX-11M. It was
>> glacially slow, as in taking minutes per page, but it did get the
>> job done.
> That's interesting. I wonder how it was ported - presumably via the Pascal
> I did web2C-based ports to Classic MacOS (inside MPW) and Inmos
> Transputer; I'd have thought pdp-11 was quite a bit too small for TeX.
> If you recall any more details, I'd be interested - I might attempt a new
> PDP-11 port.
> > It ran a lot better, of course, on a VAX.
>> Word processing doesn't get any better than TeX, I still use
>> it under Linux.
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