[TUHS] History of m6?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Nov 17 15:30:15 AEST 2019

On Sat, 16 Nov 2019, SPC wrote:

> My first FORTRAN textbook was titled "FORTRAN with WATFOR and WATFIV". 
> It had a long print run as well.

Now *that* brings back memories (not necessarily pleasant).  WATFOR was as 
ugly as sin, but WATFIV was much better i.e. it actually knew about stuff 
such as labelled common etc (I could be wrong here).

And I still feel like taking a shower after discussing FORTRAN :-)

Then we got ALGOLW, and it was heavenly.  PL/360 had a good run too.

-- Dave

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