bqt at update.uu.se
Thu Mar 22 08:58:51 AEST 2018
On 2018-03-21 14:48, Paul Winalski<paul.winalski at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/20/18, Clem Cole<clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>> Paul can correct me, but I don't think DEC even developed a Pascal for TOPS
>> originally - IIRC the one I used came from the universities. I think the
>> first Pascal sold was targeted for the VAX. Also, RT11 and RSX were
>> 'laboratory' systems and those systems were dominated by Fortran back in
>> the day - so DEC marketing thought in those terms.
> DEC did do a Pascal for RSX. I don't remember if it supported RT11 or
> RSTS. DEC did a BASIC compiler for RSTS and RSX. RSX and especially
> RT were designed mainly for real-time process control in laboratories.
DEC did both COBOL, DIBOL, PASCAL, FORTRAN (-IV, -IV-PLUS, -77), C as
well as Datatrieve for RSX and RSTS/E. Some of these were also available
for RT-11. Admittedly, the C compiler was very late to the game.
> A lot of the programming was in assembler for efficiency reasons
> (both time and space).
Yes. And MACRO-11 is pretty nice.
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