[TUHS] PL/I stuff - was: Book Recommendation

Tom Ivar Helbekkmo tih at hamartun.priv.no
Sat Nov 27 06:30:20 AEST 2021

Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com> writes:

> Back in the pre-virtual-memory days of the System/360, IBM offered its
> compilers in at least three variants:  F, G, and H.  They differed in
> the amount of memory required and in features and especially the
> sophistication of the optimizations they performed.  IBM PL/I H
> required the most memory and performed the highest levels of
> optimization.

Is there any relationship, other than pure coincidence, between this
naming scheme and DEC's F, G, and H floating point number formats?

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