Unix and C

James E. Henderson AmOuil at cox.net
Sat May 4 08:33:29 PDT 2013


On 5/3/2013 22:56 , Franklin Johnston wrote:
> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Andrew Lentvorski <bsder at allcaps.org> wrote:
>
>> I'm sure some folks did operating systems in Basic, Pascal, Fortan and
>> Cobol given how popular they are.
>>
> I'm not so sure about that. I don't think you can use just any language for
> an O/S.

In the 1970s, NCR made a mini-computer whose operating system was 
written in COBOL. We got one for the programmers at the Panama 
Canal Commission. I worked several months extending it, adding 
remote job submission to the mainframe computers.

-- 
James E. Henderson
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