The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler 
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 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler

Does anybody know anything about this compiler?

Which platform did it run on?
Who wrote it?
Is the source still extant?

Replies to the news group please.
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Fri, 01 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler


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>Does anybody know anything about this compiler?

I have got a manual.
It was a restricted implementation (no formatted transput, no parallel)
just like most others.

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>Which platform did it run on?

This version Telefunken TR-440. But also others, of course.

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>Who wrote it?

Sorry. The manual is at home. I can look it up in the evening.

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>Is the source still extant?

>Replies to the news group please.
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Sat, 02 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler


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> Does anybody know anything about this compiler?

> Which platform did it run on?

IBM (mainframes), DEC-20, Vaxen, Primes, TR440 and {*filter*} 205.

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> Who wrote it?

Steve Bourne and Mike Guy at Cambridge c. 1975.

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> Is the source still extant?

I believe that it may be but, IIRC, there is some sort of
copyright/ownership problem with making it generally available.

I don't know who you should contact to get definitive details from, I'm
afraid.

Please let me know if you have any success.

Greg.
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Sat, 02 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler
Any light you can shed on this compiler would be welcome. I am currently in the throes of
implementing Charles Lindsey's Algol 68S compiler on Linux and news about other compilers
would be of interest.

Incidentally, I have never heard of a compiler which implemented the whole of Algol 68.
The nearest that anyone got to that was, AFAIK, the CDC 7600 compiler which didn't have
the `f' format (it had everything else including parallel programming).

The Algol 68 compiler I currently use on Linux is the OCCL compiler produced by Oxford
and Cambridge Compilers Ltd (also available on a variety of Windoze platforms, OS/2

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Wed, 06 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler


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>Any light you can shed on this compiler would be welcome. I am currently in the throes of

Authors are Bourne, Birrell and Walker.

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>implementing Charles Lindsey's Algol 68S compiler on Linux and news about other compilers
>would be of interest.

On Linux you will be happier using a68toc from DRA Malvern. CHL's
A68S compiler depends on the Amsterdam Compiler Kit ACK. This is very old
software; AFAIK not for intel386( only 286).
I installed the Vax version of this compiler 10 or so years ago.
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Sun, 10 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler
Many thanks for your useful information. Do you have any more information
about a68toc from DRA Malvern? How much? Where from?
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Wed, 13 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 The Cambridge Algol 68C compiler


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>Many thanks for your useful information. Do you have any more information
>about a68toc from DRA Malvern? How much? Where from?

The a68toc compiler is available from src.doc.ic.ac.uk under hardware
design / ELLA ready to run on SUN Solaris.  It is free but subject to a
disclaimer / copyright restriction.  It is based on the RSRE portable
front-end for the RS dialect (no parallel programming and extentions for
VECTOR[n] - similar to [1:n], FORALL and certain module constructs).

a68toc does not support the formats or the standard library though both
could be added easily.  It does support a simple module system and has
been used for large projects - eg ELLA (The RSRE ELectronic LAnguage).
It uses a statistical (pesimistic, non-cooperative) garbage collector
which is the only part that needs modification for most 32-bit
architectures.

I have implemented MODE COMPL and have made a number of minor bug fixes
and have ported it to DOS / OS/2 / NT but have not had the time to
upload these to a suitable site.  I understand this version runs under
LINUX but have not tried it myself.

If you require further information then contact me personally.
(Incidentally, RSRE has become part of the UK Defence Evaluation and
Research Agency (DERA), formerly DRA Malvern).

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Sun, 17 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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