Re: Programming Languages Was: RMS comments:
On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 09:26:05PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 09:14:51PM +0100, Sian Leitch wrote:
> > Sian Leitch (Software Engineer specialising in Algol 68)
> > Algol 68 for Linux is available from
> So when's it going to be packaged for Debian? (-: It didn't look
> like it had a real license ("the GNU license but not really" is not
> a real license!) Algol 68 seems to have a few fans, even now.
The licence is not identical to the GPL, but is effectively the same.
There are no restrictions on use other than retaining the copyright
notice in all copies and marking in the source the name of the
I am currently installing Potato on a Dell Inspiron-3800 (X up and
running, TeX installed, new kernel yet to be compiled) and then
upgrading my desktop slink system to potato. I shall then port Ctrans
to potato which involves checking all the C routines and header files
used. About a week's work, I should think. The book
"Programming Algol 68 Made Easy"
which has been reformatted to be read on-line, is nearly ready (678
pages excluding the bibliography and the title page).
My third attempt to understand the debhelper programs is resulting in
some headway. So a Debian package is likely sometime during August,
subject to other commitments (a talk on Lilypond in early September
Sian Leitch (Software Engineer specialising in Algol 68)
Algol 68 for Linux is available from me at
Look for ctrans-bin_0.1.0.tar.gz