Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Sep 22 17:35:47 CDT 2015

On 09/22/2015 01:22 PM, ben wrote:
> On 9/22/2015 1:49 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> I can't think of OS's off hand but CP/M and Flex. Mr Gates Basic does
> not count as OS.

There were many others.  In particular, I did a lot of work on DX-85M.

> True, but the Cross Assembler still would be FORTRAN. The only hand
> coded machine would have been the APPLE I.

There were plenty of assemblers around, some even native.  Heck, I wrote
both an 8008 and an 8080 cross-assembler (in FORTRAN, naturally).  It's
not rocket science.  One friend of mine wrote his assembler as macros 
for a mainframe assembler.  That, at once, gave him all of the advanced 
facilities of the host assembler.  Wish I'd thought of that...

> Only now I have money to play with small computers (FPGA 8 bit
> design) not in the late 70's. I suspect the high cost of hardware
> left little money left for software was true for every one back
> then.

Do you have any idea of the software offerings from, say, Intel?  They 
were considerable.


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