Call for Resources for CDC 6000/Cyber 70 Series Emulator

From: John Foust <>
Date: Fri Jun 1 09:07:10 2001

At 07:57 AM 6/1/01 -0400, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
>> > Hmmm.. Don't remember that, but I do remember Empire,
>> > and some other Star Trek game... as well as the coolest
>> > LISP and Pascal interpreter environments I ever used.
>It *did* auto-format the code... but as these were the earliest
>examples of what I think was incremental compiler technology,
>you'd be typing the source text, and when you committed a syntax
>error, the offending element was highlighted by a dashed-lined
>circle, and further entry stopped until you corrected your

This sounds like the Cornell Program Synthesizer developed
by long-time Cornell professor Tim Teitelbaum. It was used to
teach Pascal to tens of thousands of students at several large
universities in the early 80s, on Teraks and perhaps other
computers. I think he gets the credit for developing the
first practical language-sensitive editor, the progenitor
of most IDEs out there today.

- John
Received on Fri Jun 01 2001 - 09:07:10 BST

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