a68 (Algol 68) ?

Arnold Robbins arnold at gatech.CSNET
Tue Apr 30 02:33:05 AEST 1985

> > In looking at the Feb 1985 ;login:, published by USENIX, I see that the
> > 1981 tape has something on it called 'a68'.  I am assuming that this is
> > an Algol 68 compiler for some version of Unix.
> > 
> > Arnold Robbins
> Funny, my first impression would have been a 68000 assembler.  I have
> badly corrupted.
> John Selhorst           decwrl!{amd!cae780,sun!sunncal}!leadsv!horst

I got lots of mail about this; everyone agrees that it is indeed an
assembler for the Motorola 68000.  It looks like I'm going to have to
wait for the Amsterdam Compiler Kit version to come out.

I don't remember where I read it, but it seems to me that either Berkeley
or Bell Labs research had an Algol 68 compiler, called 'a68', which is why
I was hoping that that was what was on the Usenix tape.

Thanks to all who replied,
Arnold Robbins
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When taking aim at the ball, it helps tremendously to pretend it's a PR1ME...

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