Re: XPL Language

"Joachim Durchholz" <>
23 Jul 2000 16:52:17 -0400

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From: "Joachim Durchholz" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 23 Jul 2000 16:52:17 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 00-06-118 00-07-016
Keywords: history

> > 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.
> 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.

The World Wide Web, CD-ROMs, and FreeBsd are all younger than 1970.
I'm bad at recalling exact dates, but 1970 sounds as if it were in the
early Usenet area (the dial-up network used to distribute mail and
news). If that is indeed the case, it's probably a good idea to take a
look a the archives of the comp.sources newsgroups - such archives do
exist though I don't know where.


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