APL (was Re: recent acquisitions for the House of VAX)

From: Clint Wolff <vaxman_at_qwest.net>
Date: Sat Sep 8 19:36:05 2001

I programmed in Snobol for a VAX, though I don't recall if it was
VMS or Ultrix... This was 15 or so years ago in school... Still
have the book for it too :)


On Sat, 8 Sep 2001, Gordon C. Zaft wrote:

> One of the sad things about this is that somewhat 'obscure'
> languages like APL, PL/1, even LISP are not being transmitted to new
> generations of programmers.
> Myself, I would dearly love to have all the languages available
> for my VAX, including APL, LISP, and (yes) Snobol. (I'm not sure DEC ever
> did a Snobol for VMS, though, I think it just ran on TOPS-10).
> Gordon
> At 09:18 AM 9/8/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >At 10:41 AM 9/8/01 -0500, Eric wrote:
> >>I asked about PL/I not being included in the Hobbyist licensing program and
> >>was told that was because Compaq no longer owns PL/I. I guess APL isn't in
> >>the Hobbyist license set as that hasn't been a deliverable for a long time.
> >>Does anyone know when it was last included in the ConDist sets? If so I
> >>can look for it. I have several year's worth of ConDist CDs but have lost
> >>the paperwork that listed the included products.
> >
> >The first disk of every ConDist has the all paperwork on it as postscript
> >and text files. You can print it out again if you lose it :-) I believe
> >the '94 and '96 ConDists both have APL on them.
> Gordon Zaft
> zaft_at_azstarnet.com
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