[TUHS] Bell Labs CSTRs

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 01:14:30 AEST 2023

On a related note, I just read cstr 99 - Bell's computing research 
history and one of Doug's early articles was mentioned:

M. D. McIlroy, "Macro Instruction Extension of Compiler Languages," 
Communications of the
ACM 3 (April 1960), pp. 214-220.

It's discussing the general extensibility that macros provide and I was 
interested to obtain a copy to read at leisure. I found it over on ACM's 
digital library:


But, the copy's not that great on my deteriorating eyesight. Does 
anybody have a cleaner copy?

Lately, I've been vastly improving my vi/vim skills and part of that 
process is shifting from an ad-hoc process to a move, act, repeat 
mentality (thank you Drew Neil for that revelation) and macros are 
consonant with this line of thinking :).


On 6/29/23 09:40, Clem Cole wrote:
> +1 👍
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2023 at 3:37 AM Noel Hunt <noel.hunt at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Many thanks.
>     On Thu, 29 Jun 2023 at 17:14, <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
>     >
>     > Available at https://www.skeeve.com/bell-labs-cstrs.tar.gz
>     >
>     > Warren and Brantley and anyone else, feel free to retrieve.
>     >
>     > I have two sets - both are in the tarball so there are undoubtedly
>     > duplications.  If someone else can curate them into single canonical
>     > set that'd be helpful, I just don't have the time right now.
>     >
>     > Enjoy,
>     >
>     > Arnold
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