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Re: [Bug-apl] re early apl on a pc


From: Peter Teeson
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] re early apl on a pc
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:53:50 -0500

If my memory is correct it was Gord Rahmer who implemented the interpreter on the MCM.
When I was doing my undergraduate courses at York University in Toronto. He taught one of them and introduced me to APL.
York ran an APL interpreter on their mainframe. He also introduced me to I.P. Sharp Associates whom I later joined.
<http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-apl-programming-language-source-code/>

On Feb 25, 2017, at 10:16 AM, Juergen Sauermann <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi,

these days there exist many emulators for various old machines. Maybe someone has a
copy of that old APL somewhere? I suppose the current emulators are much faster than their
old originals.

/// J├╝rgen


On 02/25/2017 03:55 PM, address@hidden wrote:
from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APL_(programming_language)

The first microcomputer implementation of APL was on the Intel 8008-based MCM/70, the first general purpose personal computer, in 1973. Size of arrays along any dimension could not be larger than 255 and the machine was quite slow, but very convenient for education purposes.

does any one have any experience with this ...

i had always thought that the ibm 5100 was the first 'personal computer' that ran apl

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