Any word on the Multics revival front?
eric at swenson.org
Sat Mar 12 14:00:49 CST 2016
Multics does have a C compiler — it may have been developed at Waterloo (or Calgary?). I just checked the pnotice and see that it is copyright Honeywell and AT&T.
It is pretty lame and the run-time library is (obviously) ancient. It includes a c preprocessor, a curses library, make, lint, and a few unix-like commands.
> On Mar 12, 2016, at 11:49 AM, Zane Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 12, 2016, at 10:49 AM, Charles Anthony <charles.unix.pro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is a also the GCOS TSS subsystem which is an interactive programming
>> environment supporting several languages (Multics includes the BASIC and
>> FORTRAN runtimes). Sadly, there remain some emulator bugs that are causing
>> some failures under TSS; and lacking the source code for TSS, it is proving
>> to be an intractable issue.
>> -- Charles
> That would almost be enough for me from the sounds of things. Too bad there are issues. I don’t suppose there is Waterloo C? That was a painful way to try to learn C programming. :-) Definitely not K&R.
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