[TUHS] fortran compiler, in assembly, for pdp-11

Paul Ruizendaal pnr at planet.nl
Wed Mar 8 06:03:49 AEST 2017


Yes. On the Unix Tree the first man page for it appears in V3.

The "Research Unix Reader" says it appeared in V2 and was written by Thomson and Ritchie jointly.

Paul

On 7 Mar 2017, at 20:53 , Dan Cross wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> Dunno.   The first I dealt with was the f77 based on the pcc backend.
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> Hmm. I've found the source code for that compiler (/usr/source/fort in the v6 distribution) but there doesn't seem to be an attribution.  The man page seems to be dated 8/20/73, but again lacks attribution; perhaps Ken wrote it?
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>         - Dan C.
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> From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of ron minnich
> Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: [TUHS] fortran compiler, in assembly, for pdp-11
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> I was not clear, evidently, although part of this is my memory's fault :-)
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> There was a fortran compiler on v6, written in assembly. I was wondering who wrote it.
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> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:34 AM ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I spent a year or so working on this in 1977. I was wondering who wrote it.
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> Funny but: I once had a compile fail on Motorola's MPL compiler, which was written in fortran. It had so many continued comment lines that the 16-bit column number went negative, and I got a fairly obscure error. 
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> Anyone remember who wrote it?
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