|P-4 Pascal (?) firstname.lastname@example.org (1991-11-13)|
|Re: P-4 Pascal (?) lins@Apple.COM (1991-11-14)|
|Re: P-4 Pascal (?) Pat.Terry@p101.f4.n7104.z5.fidonet.org (1991-11-18)|
|Re: P-4 Pascal (?) email@example.com (1991-11-21)|
|From:||lins@Apple.COM (Chuck Lins )|
|Summary:||Several books available|
|Organization:||Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, CA|
|Date:||14 Nov 91 18:19:44 GMT|
In article 91-11-043 firstname.lastname@example.org (Carl PETERSON) writes:
> I am currently studying compilers in college and have heard that there
>exists a (some what) universal Pascal compiler called (I believe) P-4. It
>supposedly was designed to be used accross a number of platforms (of
>course the back-end differs from machine to machine).
> Does this and its source code exist? Is it available?
The source to the original P-4 compiler for the CDC was published by North
Holland a number of years ago. (I'm not at home where the book is, and so
I don't have the title handy.) There was also commentary in a small
companion volume, that was a very good critique and explanation.
There is also a volume called 'An Implementation of Standard Pascal'
published by Prentice-Hall. This contained the complete source to a
standard compiler (P-Code object file) for ISO Pascal (first release).
I'll make a note of the correct book names, publishers, and authors tonite
and post tomorrow (Friday) if someone else hasn't beaten me to the punch.
ps: Both books make be out-of-print. The first reference may be very
difficult to find.
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