Thank you so very much.
On the other hand there presumably are quite some people around having used APL\360 back in the days, who might be interested in seeing that historic gem back alive, signing on and having the old times revive.
The “MVT for APL” system, downloadable from
allows just that: In a few easy steps it can be installed on a Windows or Linux system to automatically build APL\360 from source and bring it up. Just follow the step by step instructions in the “Installation and Use of APL\360” section of the User’s Manual to bring up your very own APL\360 system.]]>
For quite a few years now I tried to find legally available old APL sources for s/3×0 systems, without any success. The closest was APL\1130 up to now, which was quite a challenge to get it assembled and running on an IBM 1130 simulator.
From comments found on the web I assume that there is much more knowhow on APL\360 still around than it was for APL\1130. So, hopefully, it won’t last for long until we see it running!
To start I’ve placed the good news in the Hercules-390 Yahoo group that discussed topics around s/3×0 systems and the Hercules emulator. People are already commenting 🙂
Thanks a lot Len for getting IBM to give in and Catherine for your inspiring work on the APL film project!]]>
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wow, assembly language. Not for the feint of heart.
Another intriguing comment, “DO A GARBAGE COLLECTION”. Hey! Not fair. A language from c. 1970 language isn’t supposed to know about this yet. Are we talking about a forerunner to Java / C# style garbage collection?]]>