Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Thu Sep 24 16:41:15 CDT 2015

On 9/24/2015 2:12 PM, Rich Alderson wrote:
> From: Jay Jaeger
> Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:01 AM
>> You seem to be supposing that I said one could/would implement ANSI/ISO C
>> on a 1410 in native code
>   [snip]
>> I would not suggest that one would implement ANSI/ISO C on such a machine,
>> any more than I would expect to implement current versions of FORTRAN on
>> such a machine.  Heck, there wasn't even a FORTRAN IV for the 1410.
> Wasn't there?  I realize that the 1410 was not code compatible with the 1401,
> but the architectures are similar enough that I would expect them to have
> similar compilers.  I know that the 1401 had a FORTRAN IV compiler, because
> that was my first computer and first language, back in the spring of 1969.
>                                                                 Rich

Nope, there was no FORTRAN IV for the 1410.  But yes, there was indeed
one for the 1401.

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