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Programming Aids and Applications: FORTRANSIT Recollections

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129494D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 6 page(s) / 33K

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Software Patent Institute

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DAVID A. HEMMES: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

When I spoke with Hemmes about doing a paper on FORTRANS/T, he was almost as eager to have the attached picture reproduced as he was to write the article. Hemmes quotes from the FORTRANSIT Programmer's Reference Manual. A further reading of the manual reveals the extent to which the support of programming aids had matured. For example, the manual states that the system will be maintained by the IBM 650 Applied Programming Department. It names the following ";continuing contributors to FORTRANSIT";: I. C. Liggett (manager), O. E. Alexander, A. M. Paster, H. M. Starr, P. I. Strauss, B. D. White, and L. S. Woo. Also, there was a 650 program librarian, and the numbers of each of eight different card decks are listed along with the names of the system deck packages. Thus, whereas Elmer Kubie and George Trimble wrote the original 650 programming aids, IBM now had a full-fledged Programming Department. Someone else had to tell me that FORTRANSIT was the first compiler to make it possible for a source code to compile on more than one computer. Actually, the FORTRANSIT language was a subset of the original FORTRAN language. Thus FORTRANSIT made it possible to compile a subset of the FORTRAN language on both an IBM 704 and an IBM 650.

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Copyright ©; 1986 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Programming Aids and Applications: FORTRANSIT Recollections

DAVID A. HEMMES

  (Image Omitted: © 1986 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the AFIPS copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires specific permission. Author's Address: 1534 Klamath Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94037. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.1.1. [Processor Architectures], Single Data Stream Architectures; K.2 [History of Computing] -- FORTRA.'VSIT, hardware, IBM 650, people, software. General Terms: Design. Additional Key Words and Phrases: programming aids. ©

1986 AFIPS 0164-1239/86/010070-073

Programming Aids and Applications: FORTRANSIT Recollections

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DAVID A. HEMMES

  (Image Omitted: © 1986 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the AFIPS copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires specific permission. Author's Address: 1534 Klamath Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94037. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.1.1. [Processor Architectures], Single Data Stream Architectures; K.2 [History of Computing] -- FORTRA.'VSIT, hardware, IBM 650, people, software. General Terms: Design. Additional Key Words and Phrases: programming aids. ©

1986 AFIPS 0164-1239/86/010070-073

Programming Aids and Applications: FORTRANSIT Recollections

DAVID A. HEMMES

  (Image Omitted: © 1986 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the AFIPS copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires specific permission. Author's Address: 1534 Klamath Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94037. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.1.1. [Processor Architectures], Single Data Stream Architectures; K.2 [History of Computing] -- FORTRA.'VSIT, hardware, IBM 650, people, software. General Terms: Design. Additional Key Words an...