DG Tapes: Nova Fortran IV
julianskidmore at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 28 05:34:29 CDT 2008
It seems to me that self-hosting 16-bit compilers for old minicomputers
are very thin on the ground. Yet from my viewpoint they are interesting
and worth preserving, because they are a good demonstration of what
could be achieved using fairly limited hardware.
Recently, I've been looking at the Data General RDOS Fortran IV compiler
manual. It seems a very comprehensive version of the language, and it's
actually Fortran '66 with some extensions, and looks very practical.
However, the standard RDOS images for SIMH don't come with the Fortran
compiler, only assembler.
Here are the only two references I've found on the net for the Fortran
How easy would it be to get these tapes transcribed; dumped onto an RDOS
disk and made available for SIMH?
-cheers from julz @P
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