[Haskell-cafe] Is Haskell a 5GL?
mgross21 at verizon.net
Mon Sep 25 23:02:11 EDT 2006
The official name of the assembler for 360/370 was BAL (basic assembly
language). I wrote code in it back in prehistoric times <g>.
On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:
> Alex Queiroz wrote:
>> On 9/25/06, Ch. A. Herrmann <herrmann at uni-passau.de> wrote:
>>> Henning Thielemann wrote:
>>> > assembly language (Assembler ist deutsch :-)
>>> for mysterious reasons it entered the English world.
>> 'Assembly' is a language. 'Assembler' is a program.
> All this is absolutely essential for the progress of Humanity...
> But, anyway, "Assembler" was the official name of the assembly
> language of IBM 360/370 if I am not mistaken. And I believe that
> it infiltrated die Deutsche Sprache therefrom. Good followers
> of Konrad Duden called a compiler: Uebersetzer, so perhaps the
> assemblers had here and there some Wagnerian names as well...
> (For the CDC mainframes the assembly language was called Compass
> [Comprehensive Assembler]. It was a 7648764GL. You could program
> in it almost like in Lisp thanks to some very exquisite macros,
> and add another set of macros which performed some type checking
> and optimized the register allocation. People who used it got
> famous (as M. Veltman, Nobel prize in physics), or got mad.)
> OK, who next?...
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