DG Tapes: Nova Fortran IV
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Tue Oct 28 15:04:14 CDT 2008
Did you check with Bruce Ray at http://www.simulogics.com/
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Skidmore" <julianskidmore at yahoo.com>
To: <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Cc: <emil at chookfest.net>; <contrib at bitsavers.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:34 AM
Subject: DG Tapes: Nova Fortran IV
> Hi folks,
> 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
> IV tapes:
> 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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