dawn wrote:Well, it isn't really a product that we sell, it's just the environment
> Do you call it "Reality"? I wasn't sure, so I simply have the company
> name and not the product name in the poster. What do you call basic
> and query?
where our core applications run. Internally, we call it Reality or
CoRA; basic is Data/Basic, and the query language is English. I think
"CoRA" originated as McDonnell-Douglas' internal project name for the
Reality-on-Unix product, later named RealityX and now just Reality.
It's an acronym for "Common Reality Architecture" or something like
It was known internally as "the CoRA Bridge" that would take us over to
> > There hasn't been a serious attempt
> any stories related to that project?
the Unix world. When we first looked at jBASE, they had the ability to
take Data/Basic programs and turn them into C programs. At our
insistence, they added the option to go to C++ also. Then management
decided that the payoff wasn't there, so they pulled the plug on the
project and we stayed with CoRA.
> I considered others, such as the first Intel port, but that was muddiedRevelation and CDI-1000 were almost simultaneous DOS ports. The latter
> by the board that could be slipped into an AT. It was an Intel port,
> but not a DOS port and I didn't know how to handle it. At this point,
> I forget whether the first product running on Intel was from Pick
> Systems or elsewhere. I also don't know who did the first DOS port -
> Revelation, perhaps?
disappeared quickly. I think CDI is the company that also did the IBM
Series/1 port. Here's another little-remembered product: in the early
80s, McDonnell-Douglas licensed Revelation, tweaked it to resemble
Reality, and sold it on PCs from Convergent Technologies. They named
it the "M-1000" system. The base OS was Convergent's CTOS, which had a
DOS emulation in which they ran Revelation, which was a Pick emulation.
Lots of chances for things to go wrong... and they did.
The first native Intel implementation I know of was the Altos 586,
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