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Comments on: My hero! Shustek, APL/360 & 10 Years Later http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/ Catherine Lathwell's APL/A/J/K/Q Film Diaries Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:58:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 By: Greg Bryant http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/comment-page-1/#comment-29508 Mon, 06 May 2013 20:43:00 +0000 http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/?p=5960#comment-29508 Excellent! Up and running in no time on Windows 7. Such a blast from the past. Brings back all of those memories in the computer lab of being clued to the selectric terminal.

Thank you so very much.


By: Juergen http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/comment-page-1/#comment-26687 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:53:24 +0000 http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/?p=5960#comment-26687 Studying the source and the programming techniques used back in the ’60s is one side of the medal only, admittedly a very exciting one.

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.

By: Juergen Winkelmann http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/comment-page-1/#comment-5871 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:15:32 +0000 http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/?p=5960#comment-5871 This morning, when I read the fantastic news, I really had to sit back and look twice. Unbelievable!

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!

By: aprogramminglanguage http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/comment-page-1/#comment-5858 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:30:29 +0000 http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/?p=5960#comment-5858 Inspiring and hilarious comments, Rohan & Steven.

And FYI EVERYONE – this is an awesome time to show up numerically as a community in web traffic stats! Click, Comment, Like & be counted. It matters.

By: Steven Taylor http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/comment-page-1/#comment-5857 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:21:41 +0000 http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/?p=5960#comment-5857 my favourite comment in the source code, “ISN’T THIS JUST GREAT”

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?

By: Rohan Jayasekera http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/2012/10/10/my-hero-shustek-apl360-10-years-later/comment-page-1/#comment-5840 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:35:52 +0000 http://lathwellproductions.ca/wordpress/?p=5960#comment-5840 Thanks! I’ve just been looking at some of the code. Among other things I learned that “AS FOR SYSTEM PROGRAMMERS, EVERYONE K N O W S THEY’RE HONEST AND INCORRUPTIBLE.”