[TUHS] History of m6?

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue Nov 12 10:30:47 AEST 2019

Not so fast there my friend.  Ratfor was used a great deal.  For instance The PGI compiler folks wrote a parallel optimizing compiler for the FPS-164 in it.  And FPS used it for there OS.  Plus Apollo wrote all their original utilities in it.   

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Nov 11, 2019, at 5:31 PM, Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> 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 ...
> 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....
>                    - Ted

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