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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:22 am    Post subject: What other oddball languages have you coded in?
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What other oddball or proprietary languages, that are still mainframe or peripheral-related, have you coded in?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply to: What other oddball languages have you coded in?
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My first programming job, as an intern, I uses APL. Those were the good old days. But I forgot most everything.
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NCR BAL equivalents:
NEAT3
NEATVS

BASIC for NCR Teller Machines
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply to: What other oddball languages have you coded in?
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FORTRAN ( IBSYS/IBJOB/IBFTC 7090/7094 )
SLIP symmetric list processor
( not really a language but a set of subroutines callable in fortran for list processing )

ELEA 6001 machine language ( had to write the numerics, and hand compute the addresses)

GE115 assembler

APL

FORTRAN ( all the flavors )

IBM 3600 Finance Communication System FCL ( kind of MACRO assembler )
( wrote an ATM application )
with the corresponding VTAM communication side in assembler

IBM assembler

IBM PL/1

VM EXEC2

VM REXX

TSO CLIST

TSO REXX

PASCAL

C ( AIX, windows/linux/mac, s370/s390 DIGNUS Systems/c for cross compilations )

oracle PL/SQL if You want to consider it a language
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Motorola Four Phase Screen Command Language (or something like that -- I forgot the exact name). Memorable because both the THEN and ELSE pieces of the IF statement had to generate the same number of bytes in the output file and wind up on the same screen character.

HP 2000 Basic -- hardwired terminals so you could turn the terminal off and leave your program running
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The not so memorable languages include COBOL, FORTRAN, IBM Assembler, SAS, SPSS, BASIC (on 5 different platforms), SIMSCRIPT, PL/I, C, PASCAL, BSC (BISYNC) communications, 6502 assembler (I still don't know the difference between indirect indexed and indexed indirect), PERL, HTML, APPC calls, and enough C++ and Java to write Hello World programs.
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AFP, C, HTML/DHTML, MATLAB (I think recently this is also being linked to Mainframes), little bit of Visual Basic..may I include PLC routines (Programmable Logic Controllers)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What other oddball languages have you coded in?
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For me, I remember coding some programs (usually simulation/game stuff) in VS/BASIC. Then there was Quikjob (anyone remember that product?). For a long time my primary task was to code printer code in the XEROX FDL/PDL language, microfiche in the XCOM language, and then came IBM printer products like SCRIPT/VS, DCF, OGL, PMF, and PPFA.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What other oddball languages have you coded in?
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No one's coded CPCS (Check Processing Control System)?
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I'm jealous now not coming from a programming background icon_cry.gif

I know that SAS and REXX aren't "oddball" languages, but I'm sure that some of my programs could be considered
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No CPCS here ... I've coded optical mark reader applications, and Intermec bar code reader applications using CICS and a System 2000 database, but no CPCS (so far).
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expat, some SAS programs can be quite "oddball" (I should know -- I've coded a few of them myself) !
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Sort of ... heu heu sort of language ?? for 3770 and 3790 IBM machines.

4 hours of compile process. Stop at first error on a line. So if you have two!!! You spend the night.

3 buffers zones of 256 bytes. So play with overlap ! Gorgeous !!
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(DI)gital's (B)usiness (O)riented (L)anguage.
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Dick,
Was NEAT National's Electronic Autocoding Technique?
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Terry,
to be honest I am not sure what the acronym meant.
back in the 70's on Century 100 and Century 300 NCR computers,
NEAT3 (century 100 series)
and NEATVS (century 300 series)
was to NCR mainframe computers
what Basic Assembler Language is to IBM mainframes.
And there was nothing 'auto' about it; same grind and watching the bits and bytes and boundries and Index Registers and Saves ....
I switched in the early 80's to IBM, learning BAL. After I learned COBOL, never looked back.
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Does 1130 Assembler and Control Data's Compass(?) count?
CD machine language?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What other oddball languages have you coded in?
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I forgot...

plugging panels for IBM tabulating machines counts as a language ?? icon_biggrin.gif
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1. APL (A Programming Language) - based on Iverson's book (a GREAT!!! language)

2. SNOBOL - a string processing language (in college)

3. LISP - a well-known list processing language (Lots of Insipid Stupid Parentheses) (also in college)

4. CDC 1604 assembler

5. Adage Graphics Language
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These Days working on FINALIST, well it takes ZIP code & produce ZIP+4 (+4 is for area code) in output. This comes under IMB (Intelligent Mail Bar Code).
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