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UCSD-Pascal /p-System/ pecan power system for Atari / VMS - VAX / IBM etc

spiceminer

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Dear all!

I am wondering, if anybody knows if the UCSD P-system ever existed on Atari ST, UNIX and DEC VAX platforms like it was announced in the advertisments https://books.google.de/books?id=SD...IVDAF#v=onepage&q=pecan power system&f=false?

Is there any information about these systems available, maybe archived on some webpages I have not found yet?

I have currently running an IBM PC Version from http://www.z80.eu/blog/index.php?entry=entry170826-120000 an Amiga version I recently bought in Eb*ay, and a Version running on my SAGE II from http://oldcomputers-ddns.org/public/saved_mirrors/www.sageandstride.org/html/disk_images.html

Unfortunately I am searching since years with no success for an Atari ST and VMS version (and for a version later than IV.03 for the PC).

I am as well interested in any additional Software and Compilers (like Modula-2, C, Cobol, BASIC etc).

Maybe there are some people outside who are interested in the UCSD p-systen as well and who know how to find the missing pieces?

Best regards
Stephan
 

krebizfan

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If you really wish to pay, there is a copy of Pecan DOS Hosted IV.2.1 [R4.4] on Ebay. Unfortunately, it is listed at $450.

UCSD Pascal for VMS was available enough to get a couple of articles done about it. I have never seen the actual system though. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/spe.4380140507

http://www.stcarchiv.de/stc1986/04/ucsd-p-system should explain why very few copies of Atari ST UCSD Pascal remain. 890 DM was expensive and the German language version only came with English language manuals. What were they thinking?
 

spiceminer

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I think there was later early in the 90s a price drop to 80$, but at that time, the package and its user interface an memory model was regarded already as outdated.
 
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