pdp-11 assembly standards

Phil Budne phil at ultimate.com
Tue Jan 10 10:37:44 CST 2017

I've always assumed the P in PAL was for paper tape.

The Wikipedia artile for PDP-8 says that PAL-8 assembled from paper
tape into memory, so the A and L could have been for Assembler and Loader.

ISTR PAL-11A was also an "absolute" assembler (did not output REL
files), but there was also a PAL-11R.

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