[TUHS] Stuart Feldman's EFL

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Jul 7 16:20:25 AEST 2022

Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 06, 2022 at 12:16:31PM -0600, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > EFL was definitely a part of BSD Unix.  But I don't see it in the V7
> > stuff in the TUHS archives.  When did it first appear?  Was it part
> > of 32V and I should look there?
> > 
> > It is definitely in the V8 and V10 stuff.
> > 
> > Did anyone actually use it?  I have the feeling that ratfor had already
> > caught on and spread far, and that it met people's needs, and so
> > EFL didn't really catch on that much, even though it provided more
> > features on top of Fortran.
> The only thing I see in tuhs.org:/var/www that is related is
> ./TUHS/Archive/Documentation/Manuals/Unix_4.0/Volume_1/D.2.3_EFL.pdf
> but I'm still learning the layout on tuhs.org, might be somewhere else?

It's in /usr/src/cmd/efl in the V8 and V10 trees and IIRC in
/usr/src/usr.bin/efl in the 4.3 BSD tree.

It helps to have a local copy of the archive (obtainable via rsync)
to browse locally.


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