• Subject: Re: Proportion of programming languages on AS400
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 01:16:40 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Lou,

Geez, you triggered some brain cell that recalled when a rep for Big
Blue claimed that the S/38 was a computer designed by computers.  
(Noone (but Dorothy) want's to pull back the curtain to see the "true"
wizard)

Now this same person told me that if I had an attached PC, (now at this
time we are talking XT) the S/38 would detect and use the available CPU
and disk space, all 10mb of it!  I was young then, I thought: "holy
cycles hardwareman. You're my hero!" <g>

Then we begged for CPF V2 :( Heads rolled, blood spilled. It wasn't
pretty.  Sort of reminds me of the B10.

Tell me the B10 wasn't designed by a S/38 as a cruel joke. <g>

"System Support Products, Inc." wrote:
> 
> Booth,
> 
>     I don't know about the early 70's, but the System/34 SSP was
> written on a mainframe in SPL, which looks like a macro language that
> generated S/34 assembler.  Of course, the resulting assembler code
> was also complied on the mainframe.
> 
>     The System/38 microfiche I have show that a language named PL/MI
> was used, which generated S/38 MI.  I'm not sure if this was a true
> compiler, or a macro processor.  This work was done on a mainframe as
> well.
>
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