Ada (was Re: Columbia)

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Sun Feb 2 10:30:00 2003

On 2003.02.02 01:31 wrote:
> On Feb 1, 16:24, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > One thing about Ada that I found rather interesting was mention of
> an
> > OS written in Great Britain in the early 80's. It was written in
> Ada
> > and ran on the PDP-11.
> Probably written by CompSci staff at York. They certainly wrote a
> compiler and an environment to support it.

I suspect it was written entirely by them, but am not sure, as I've
only read a few brief parts of the book. It would be interesting to
know if the code still exists, and could be made publically available
as they used PDP-11/23's, one with a RP02 clone, the other with a
RL02 and floppy. It should be fairly easy to put together the HW to
run the RL02 config (if the RP02 clone config isn't a requirement).

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