Re: XPL Language

Sander Vesik <>
18 Jul 2000 12:52:23 -0400

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From: Sander Vesik <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 18 Jul 2000 12:52:23 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 00-06-118
Keywords: history

Peter Flass <> wrote:
> A web site has been established for material related to the XPL
> programming language at:

> XPL, developed in the 1970's was one of the earliest "compiler
> compilers", was widely ported, and was the basis for a number of other
> languages such as the PL/M family.

> Since the heyday of XPL preceeded the Internet most of the material
> and sources for XPL are not generally available. The page contains a
> couple of links to material I could find. I would be interested in
> obtaining links, etc. to other materials.

> In particular, a FreeBSD port to Intel architecture was apparently done,
> but the sources seem to be no longer available. Also if anyone has a
> complete version of the original IBM 360 package I would be interested.
> Any other XPL-related material is welcome.

If there was indeed a FreeBSD port and the sources are unencumbered, then
the source distribution files should still remain on the FreeBSD CD-ROMS
of the time, provided there already were FreeBSD CD-s back then. I'm sure
owners of such will not object to sharing the file from there.

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