Language peer sets for AID:
Designed 1968 ↑
1960s languages ↑
High Cold War↑
Genus Generation of JOSS I ↑
Generation of JOSS I↑
Generation of JOSS I/1968↑
Generation of JOSS I/United States↑
JOSS family/United States↑
PDP-10 Joss II
alternate simple view
Country: United States
Genus: Generation of JOSS I
Sammet category: On-Line
for Algebraic Interpretive Dialogue.
Version of Joss II for the PDP-10.
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[DEC] (1968) [DEC] "AID (Algebraic Interpretive Dialogue)", DEC manual, 1968.
Albany, A. E. J. (1969) Albany, A. E. J. "FORDESK IV - The Design and Implementation of a FORTRAN IV Interpreter"
COMPARISONS WITH BASIC AND AID
in [Proceedings] (1969) Proceedings of the Fourth Australian Computer Conference Adelaide, South Australia, 1969
PDP-10 Software list
Algebraic Interpretive Dialogue, aid, is the DECSYSTEM-10 adaptation of JOSS, a program developed by the RAND Corporation. Commands to AID are entered via the user's terminal as imperative English sentences and can be executed immediately or stored as part of a routine to be executed later.
Extract: USENET Posting by Peter Nielson
USENET Posting by Peter Nielson
FOCAL, by the way, was really just a hack on the PDP-8 Editor. The
same person (Rick Merrill? Rick Miller? Joe Blftzxplk? Something
like that.) wrote both. The main feature was a dispatch mechanism,
and the Editor used it to call a text-processing routine appropriate to
each kbd command. FOCAL used it to call a calculation routine
appropriate to each executable line. So much product from so little