Self modifying code, lambda calculus - Re: ENIAC programming
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Mon Sep 21 19:37:27 CDT 2015
On 09/21/2015 04:58 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 9/21/15 2:33 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> PASCAL was first implemented in FORTRAN.
> Was there something before
> http://bitsavers.org/pdf/eth/pascal/ETH_Pascal_Listing_Nov72.pdf ?
> looks like 6600 assembler to me
It's COMPASS all right, but a quick scan through it shows that it's more
likely a run-time package, rather than a compiler. Most interesting is
the brief PP profiling program at the end.
FWIW, at about the same time this was being written, SYMPL was being
floated to the SCOPE 3.4 people. I recall some discussion about SYMPL
including some elements of the then-nascent Pascal. To the best of my
knowledge, it didn't happen.
One wonders if Wirth ever considered coding the compiler in SYMPL...
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