what was VMS/OpenVMS written in?
John A. Dundas III
dundas at caltech.edu
Wed Dec 1 09:55:29 CST 2010
At 7:42 AM +0000 12/1/10, <arcarlini at iee.org> wrote:
>VAX/VMS started out as almost all MACRO-32 and BLISS-32 plus
>a bunch of non-native stuff that came in from RSX-11 and ran
>in compatibility mode (does that count?).
I would have answered the question with BLISS-32 and MACRO (both -32
and -11 were used in V1.x of VMS, IIRC).
So depending on the scope of the original question, most utility
programs were still in MACRO-11 well into V3? (at least V2; my memory
is hazy) of VMS.
Regarding source access, I once had access to a magtape with the
source files, in source form. Very useful when writing/debugging
device drivers and other kernel mode and elevated IPL code.
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