The CIMS PL/I compiler

  title={The CIMS PL/I compiler},
  author={Paul W. Abrahams},
  booktitle={SIGPLAN Symposium on Compiler Construction},
CIMS PL/I is an implementation of PL/I on the Control Data 6600 computer. The most challenging aspect of implementing PL/I is dealing with the sheer size and complexity of the language; since a PL/I compiler is an inherently large object, building one is a good way to test the limits of ideas on compiler construction and programming methodology. Version 1 of CIMS PL/I has been in active use since 1973 and includes roughly 70% of the full language, but is limited by some severe design flaws… CONTINUE READING

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