|Reconfigurable Computer Languages email@example.com (vcc) (1996-03-07)|
|Re: Reconfigurable Computer Languages firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-03-22)|
|From:||email@example.com (Al Aab - CNED/W94)|
|Date:||22 Mar 1996 00:42:23 -0500|
|Organization:||Ryerson Polytechnic University|
as a historical aside :
decades ago, Burroughs company ( now part of UNISYS ) had such a
reconfigurable main frame, series 400 or such. may b they had
software for it that could help the new interest in reconfigurables.
Burroughs was ahead of its time, with its stack machines ( even before
HP jumped on that bandwagon ), flow grammar charts, multi-head discs
no wonder they went under.
[I used a B1700 about 20 years ago. It had reloadable microcode, so
there was a different interpreter for programs in each different
language, one for Fortran, one for Basic, one for Cobol, etc. It was
a neat idea but the implementation was terribly slow. The whole
system gave the impression of having been designed by three geniuses
who then gave the spec to a thousand morons to implement. -John]
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