From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Fri Feb 11 12:29:41 2005

> > Does anyone know anything about the history and availability of VAX APL?
> > It looks like the last version was 4.0 and was discontinued a while ago.

> I'd be very (very, very) interested in any info you come up with on this
> topic. Would love to know the history of APL on the VAX. What's your
> motivation for asking? Personal or professional?
> Have you posted your query on comp.os.vms?
> I have a VAX 750 and Decwriter with APL character set, but no APL to run.
> :-( From 1969 to 1978'ish I hacked a lot of APL on IBM mainframes, but only
> had a brief encounter with APL on the VAX. Finding a version to run the 750
> would really make my day.

Have either of you looked on old VAX ConDists? When was VAX APL V4.0
dropped? It looks like it was probably dropped in 2000/2001 time frame
based on a quick search, so it shouldn't be to hard to obtain a copy of the
software itself. Where you'll have problems is in obtaining anAPL License

BTW, looks like there were a couple 3rd party APL implmentations sold for
the VAX as well.

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