[Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 18:29:24 PDT 2009
I could stomach DCL OK (the paradigm that it's talking one line at a time to
a user is a bit awkward for scripting, but no big deal) but EVE seemed going
to far; I installed VIM everywehre at my VMS client. Then they installed
perl so DCL could fade away; but this was just a couple years ago, there are
still guys there happily coding in EVE.
On 4/22/09, Frank Jansen <fjansen at egenera.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 17:52 -0700, Cunningham, Dave wrote:
> > I spent way too much of my VMS time playing that text only adventure game
> > "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike..."
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org]
> On Behalf Of Chris Samuel
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:35 PM
> > To: Beowulf List
> > Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun
> > ----- "Joe Landman" <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> > > This was VMS. Not openVMS. Vax 8650 or something like that.
> > >
> > > I seem to remember the scripting language was quite fortran-esq.
> > Using VMS was a bit like playing a text only adventure game..
> Yes, the good old days of DCL! It seemed fairly robust in those days
> with its capability to implement functions and all. Between DCL and
> EVE, I felt pretty powerful back then :) Although, I loathe to admit
> that the first thing I did with EVE was to try and make it work like
> TECO, but now I am really dating myself :)
> If I can only get my copy of VTTREK up and running again!
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