• Subject: Re: Extract number from character field(Perl syntax) (wayyofftopic)
  • From: "Dan Bale" <dbale@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 14:28:47 -0500



Hans,

You brought back some memories mentioning PL/I and AI in the same sentence.  Are
you familiar with IBM's KnowledgeTool product?  I seem to remember that it was
Rochester's baby (and not Toronto's).  Had fun using that several years back
and, if I remember correctly, KnowledgeTool code was translated into PL/I, which
we sometimes had to look at to debug the thing.

I don't miss it!  On a B10 the KT compiles just crawled and ate up the system!
Perhaps if it weren't so bleeding edge (at the time)...

- Dan Bale

boldt@ca.ibm.com wrote:

<BIG SNIP>

It certainly was not unheard of in the late 1960's.
Never heard of PL/I?  One of the early great attempts
at AI.  I think PL/I put an end to the idea that one
language could do everything.





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