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Ask the Wizard Questions

Where is the MIX compiler for OpenVMS?

The Question is:

Dear Wizard:

In the March "Ask the Wizard" column, you answered a question about Random Number Generation and you cited Knuth's "The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 2, Seminumerical Algorithms" as the definitive work.

I couldn't agree with you more; I've owned the three volumes for several years now, and won't part with them. (I keep hoping he'll finish the series some day --- he promised SEVEN volumes!) Anyway, I digress. You mentioned that Knuth's book is "very old", "1969(!)". you need to part with a few dollars and buy the 2nd edition. Also not exactly new, it was published in 1981(!).

And where is the MIX compiler for OpenVMS?! ;)

The Answer is:

Sorry, there does not appear to be a MIX compiler (assembler, really) for OpenVMS. A shame, really....

There is one written in CDC 6600 assembly (COMPASS). Anybody have a CDC 6600 emulator? :-)