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APL90

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
apl90_v1.18.sit (420.82 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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This app works with: Mini vMac

"APL90 was written in C, between 1982 and 1988, at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France), by Jean-Jacques Girardot, François Mireaux and Sega Sako (with the additional help of a lot of people)" (APL90 Manual). At the time, it was available on most UNIX and UNIX-like platforms, as well as the Macintosh. However, this is an early implementation of APL on the Macintosh, and does not take much advantage of the Macintosh GUI - one can easily see this from the screenshot. It is essentially a raw port of the UNIX programs to get APL up and running on the Macintosh. It was compiled with Mac C by Consulair.

APL (A Programming Language) was developed in the early 1960s by Ken Iverson and some colleagues at IBM. Mathematically inspired, it makes use of numerous non-ASCII characters, including some Greek letters. While APL is probably not considered a mainstream programming language, it still exists, with a few implementations available for Mac OS X, such as OpenAPL and J.

Note: The disk images may have incorrect checksums. However, they will open with Mini vMac, possibly fixing them.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Macintosh Plus
512K RAM Minimum

Mac OS 7 Compatibility Unknown