[pups] Re: Concurrent Pascal, Solo OS, et al
wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Sat Jun 7 19:55:11 AEST 2003
Firstly, many thanks. I've downloaded it, and will get on to it right away.
Re: Command laguage - judging from what the book "The Architecture of
Concurrent Programs" says, I always assumed that the job control language was
pascal itself, eg, pg 70, 71:
"if the user forgets which programs are available, he may for example type:
(or anything else). The system responds by writing
not executable, try
list(catalog, seqcode, console)
The suggested command lists the names of all sequential programs on the
"Still more information about a program can be gained by reading its manual
and, pg 75:
"The program does not know whether it is being called by another program or
directly from the console."
Thus like the LispMachine, the operating system is user-extensible.
If it's any help, I've got the book, and it does contain a brief section on
usage - I'm sure I could make a valid case for Fair Use if I copied the user
HOWTO out and posted it on my web site as a HOWTO for anyone as interested as
me in Concurrent Pascal and Solo - understanding that the section is only 9
pages long, and about 4 of those are half-pages. Thus it is obvious I am not
intending to copy the entire book and thus bilk Prentice-Hall out of sales.
Only thing is, I need to get in touch with Prentice-Hall, the publishers, to
put my case to them.
Anyone know the name of the person I should get in touch with?
On Sat, 07 Jun 2003 13:20, Al Kossow wrote:
> I've located the SOLO RK05 disc image. I tested it with
> SIMH, and it appears to work. The command language is a
> bit opaque; it would be a great help if you could find
> out if they might still have the documentation, even if
> they didn't have the code itself.
> Hopefully, Bob Supnik can get permission to add this
> to the SIMH software archive.
> the image temporarily at www.spies.com/aek/solo.dsk
> SOLO SYSTEM FILES
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