robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sun Aug 9 13:22:53 CDT 2015
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Paul Koning
> Sent: 09 August 2015 19:00
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: Classic programming
> > On Aug 9, 2015, at 1:40 PM, Robert Jarratt <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Paul
> >> Koning
> >> Sent: 09 August 2015 18:22
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> >> Subject: Re: Classic programming
> >>> On Aug 9, 2015, at 12:47 PM, Robert Jarratt
> >>> <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> ...
> >>> I used to like Algol68, and got to play with an implementation
> >>> called Algol68C
> >> on a DECSYSTEM-20 in the late 70s. Occasionally I ask if anyone has
> >> got the media for it, I still live in hope. I think there are some
> >> other implementations around, I should make the effort to try one some
> >> There was a quite good Algol 68 for the CDC 6000 series.
> > Maybe I should get one of those then.... :-)
> Those are a bit hard to find, but there’s always DtCyber, the emulator.
And I think I may not have enough 13A sockets to run one of those in my house anyway :-)
I didn't know there was an emulator (never looked to be honest). I will add it to my to-do list, but my knowledge of these machines is absolutely zero. So getting something going might be a challenge, especially as it looks like I would also need to find some OS media somewhere as well.
I do recall learning about the theoretical architecture of the scoreboard though when I was at University. The University had, iirc, a CDC Cyber 17<something>, which I used for one of the programming courses (Pascal I think), but I disliked it having come from using a DECSYSTEM-20.
Now that I think about it, I did do a course on Algol68 at University (although I knew the language already, having learned it on the DEC machine), and it may well have been on that Cyber. I can't remember the dialect though, may have been Algol68R.
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