Message from discussion Sun Pascal "-xl" Option?
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From: Cydrome Leader <prese...@MUNGEpanix.com>
Subject: Re: Sun Pascal "-xl" Option?
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:48:47 +0000 (UTC)
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Richard B. Gilbert <rgilber...@comcast.net> wrote:
> On 10/24/2012 1:02 PM, Cydrome Leader wrote:
>> Michael Engel <cuby.en...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm currently trying to resurrect a ca. 30 year old code base which
>>> was originally written in Apollo Pascal on Domain/OS and later ported
>>> to SunOS using the Sun Pascal compiler's "-xl" compatibility option.
>>> The code uses various Apollo-isms, including the Apollo coprocessor
>>> for Pascal.
>>> However, the only Sun Pascal version I have access to is actually too
>>> ancient, since it doesn't support the -xl option:
>>> 1.1 Pascal Sun-3(TM) SUNBIN, Part Number: 700-1711-10 Rev.A
>>> This was intended for SunOS 4.0 and runs fine on SunOS 4.1.1 on the
>>> tme emulator emulating a 3/160 (that was easier than getting my trusty
>>> old 3/60 out of the basement) but is unfortunately of little help.
>>> Obviously, in order to get this code running, I need a more recent
>>> Pascal compiler. Does anyone know which versions of Sun Pascal
>>> actually supported the compatibility mode? I know Sun WorkShop 4.0
>>> using Sun Pascal 4.2 supports the -xl flag, but I would be interested
>>> which other versions would also work.
>>> Porting the ca. 200k LOC code base to something more recent like Free
>>> Pascal is a long-term option, but that probably won't be trivial.
>> 200,000 lines of pascal?
>> this is a joke, right?
> If it's a joke, it's a sick joke!
> An off the cuff estimate: $24,000,000!!!!!! And that's IF you are very
> lucky! It might be faster and cheaper to write it from scratch! Put
> your programing team on suicide watch!
> Programming in the 1970s and 1980s was done mostly by students who knew
> little or nothing about computers and/or programming. Structure???
> Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!! Documentation??????????????!!!!!!!
> Consider yourself lucky if you find ANY documentation 1970-1990!
students and schools still know nothing about programming.
cfengine and amanda come to mind as completeley stupid products written by
people that have never worked for a real business.