[TUHS] History of m6?

Nemo Nusquam cym224 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 10:07:21 AEST 2019

On 11/11/19 17:58, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2019, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 11:10:26PM +0200, Arnold Robbins wrote:
>>> I guess I'll also ask, how widespread was the use of macro processors
>>> in high level languages?  They were big for assembler, and PL/1 had
>>> a macro language, but I don't know of any other contemporary languages
>>> that had them.  Were the general purpose macro processors used a lot?
>>> E.g. with Fortran or Cobol or ...
> Late trivia: it's PL/I, not PL/1; rumour has it that IBM trademarked 
> them all up to PL/C i.e. PL/100...

Found nothing on TESS.  Maybe copyright but I am not familiar with 

>> Well, there's Ratfor (Rational Fortran), which was implemented as a 
>> preprocessor in front of Fortran.  I don't think it was used a lot, 
>> though....
> I think I used it once, on the principle that I'll try anything once; 
> ugh...

I worked for a company that wrote everything on ratfor.  #6-)

> -- Dave

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