[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Fri Oct 17 22:31:51 CDT 2003

> >>> So what's to stop us from changing that 10/21/2000 date... by
> >>> resurrecting Multics hardware and running Multics as a community
> >>> effort?... Cost...? Unobtainium?
> >>
> >> It was very tied to PL/1 which was a horrible language by any account,
> >
> > There's a lot of code written in PL/I, esp. at three-letter-agencies.
>    Is there a modern PL/I compiler floating around for any modern 
> platform?

VMS, Tru64 and OS/390 both have a modern PL/I compiler.  The VMS (VAX and
Alpha) compilers are available for OpenVMS Hobbyist use.  I'm not sure
about Tru64.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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