OT: PL/I was Re: Please welcome . . .
|From:||Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 9:05|
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 21:18:25 -0500, Ph. D. <phild@...> wrote:
>Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> Ph. D. wrote:
>> > PL/I allows negative subscripts. (The full standard, not the subset
>> > standard.)
>> Didn't know that. But what standard? I thought PL/I was an IBM
>> proprietary language.
The original IBM version was called PL/1 (IIRC), which they trademarked.
According to rumor, they also trademarked PL/2 through PL/99, just in case.
>There is an ANSI standard for PL/I dating from the late 1960s.
>In the 1970s, ANSI published a subset standard for use on
>minicomputers which eliminated the lesser-used and hard-to-
>implement parts of the full standard.
>PL/I was implemented by a number of manufacturers. I have
>used it on a Univac 1110 mainframe
Did the programs actually ever run??? Or the compiler for that matter! I
much preferred FORTRAN or assembler on the 1100 (or Pascal when it became
> and Data General
>minicomputers. There were several versions available for the
>IBM PC, but I don't know if any are still supported.