Interesting article on UCSD Pascal team annual reunion

From: John Foust <>
Date: Fri Sep 17 06:51:50 2004

At 08:59 PM 9/16/2004, ben franchuk wrote:
>Well for back then I would say , all was just as flakey.
>The only thing pascal was 'is portable' ( barely ) on the
>8 bit machines. [...]

Of course. "Portable" is still a quite qualified word today.

>Even if you get the PASCAL OS do you get the compiler source?

I'd be very surprised if UCSD's licensing department has a copy
of all the relevant software (every major and minor release
for every platform in a vault). Even Ken Bowles cleaned out
his office and tossed stuff.

The better news is that the source for some releases was
and is still available. It was always out there. That would
let us rest knowing that at least some of the released bits
were saved - but who knows what was lost.

- John
Received on Fri Sep 17 2004 - 06:51:50 BST

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