Ian S. King isking at
Mon Feb 8 11:31:03 CST 2016

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Murray McCullough <
c.murray.mccullough at> wrote:

> There is the software side to classic computing: Back in the early
> days we wrote/coded in BASIC-TinyBASIC running in 2K(talk about
> writing efficient code!); EASY and SmallFORTRAN. What apps/programs
> are written in today I don’t know. They certainly can’t run in 2 or 4
> K but is the outcome the same – make a computer or computer-like
> machine do what we want it to.

How about FORTH?  I've always been fond of it, even if it is a write-only
language.  There's a version called SOL-11 that will run in 4kW on a
PDP-11, but it requires the EIS - so much for running that on my PDP-11/20.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
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