• PL/I now on OS/2 (announcement)

    From Robert Wolfe@1:261/38 to All on Mon Jun 23 23:11:10 2008
    From robin_v@bigpond.com Sat Jun 14 10:55:39 2008 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:55:39 GMT
    From: robin <robin_v@bigpond.com>
    Newsgroups: comp.os.os2
    Subject: PL/I now on OS/2 (announcement)

    A new ALPHA version of the Iron Spring PL/I compiler for OS/2 is now available
    for free download at: http://www.iron-spring.com

    This is the sixth alpha version. It is still missing many features, but is working well enough to compile itself and its runtime library. The "release notes" included in the package document some, but not all, of the current restrictions. The 1.0 release is expected to be roughly a "Subset G" compiler. Eventually the compiler will handle the full PL/I language plus extensions from
    other compilers.

    Following the OS/2 version a Linux version is planned.

    Version 0.6a implements the %REPLACE preprocessor statement, adds the 'FROMALIEN' procedure option to allow calls to PL/I from other
    languages, and packages the runtime library as a DLL and import library in addition to the previously distributed static object library.

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