HEPL PL/I(ID:8463/)

PL/I by McKeeman at Stanford, mentioned in the Rosin Survey

Presumably related to the other McKeeman PL/Is

Related languages
PL/I => HEPL PL/I   Implementation

  • Rosin R F "PL/1 Implementation survey" PL/I Bulletin 7 (in ACM SIGPLAN Notices Feb 1969) view details Extract: Introduction
    This report summarizes all data collected in a survey of implementations of the PL/I language. An attempt was made to contact all people or groups known or rumored to be undertaking such a project. A fairly lengthy questionnaire was mailed out when a prospect was identified, beginning in August, 1967. The latest response was received in August, 1968.
    As is the case in most such efforts, it is likely that some projects were overlooked. In other instances, our attempts to contact people were met with no response at all, neither confirming nor denying the existence of the implementation involved. There were also a few cases in which one or more implementations did indeed exist; but their nature was proprietary and, therefore, the questionnaire was not completed. An in two cases, the individual contacted replied by stating that the supposed implementation had never existed. Only in the latter cases is the attempt at contact not included in the overall summary table.
    The data are summarized in four tables. The first contains the basic identification of all attempted contacts and the resulting response. The second table summarizes all questionnaires returned with respect to implementation data. The third and fourth tables relate responses to questions about the PL/I language and the dialect implemented. Responses from three questionnaires are excluded from these tables since, in the author's opinion, the dialects are more closely related to languages other than PL/I, itself. The third table summarizes restrictions found in the various dialects, while the fourth lists the extensions found in one or more dialects.
    This report suffers from the fact that the questions were somewhat general (e. g. , "Which features have you implemented in a manner at variance with C28-6571 -4? "), and the responses, therefore, reflect the interpretation imposed by the responder. An attempt has been made to normalize these aspects of the data, but it is clear that the result is far from ideal.