[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Sun Oct 19 01:18:34 CDT 2003

On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:

> >>> 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?

I'm pretty sure there's one that isn't very ancient for IBM OS/390.

Peace...  Sridhar

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