Re: References to "History of Compilers" (James Kanze US/ESC 60/3/141 #40763)
27 Aug 1996 23:52:00 -0400

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From: (James Kanze US/ESC 60/3/141 #40763)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 27 Aug 1996 23:52:00 -0400
Organization: GABI Software, Sarl.
References: 96-08-056 96-08-065 96-08-077
Keywords: history, comment

The moderator writes:

|> [I thought Autocoder was the assembler for the 1401. -John]

The 1401 had something called autocoder, but I don't think that it was
really an assembler. My impression was that an assembler could handle
some forms of symbolic addressing, whereas an autocoder couldn't. (My
impression could easily be wrong. It's been a long time since I last
programmed a 1401. And as it wasn't professionally, and I wasn't
working in computer science at the time, I wasn't paying too much
attention to the terminology.)
James Kanze Tel.: (+33) 88 14 49 00 email:
GABI Software, Sarl., 8 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, F-67000 Strasbourg, France
[Gotta go check my refs. There were a bunch of Autocoder to Cobol translators
sold in the early 60s. Must have been interesting. -John]

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