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NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede

Stoneshop Silver badge
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Re: The problem probably wasn't the software...

The VAX architecture was pretty well defined + documented in the manuals (including the FP formats) - and those documents still exist (in my bookshelf and likely bitsavers.org)

Just yesterday I was scanning a couple of PDP11 FORTRAN (1975, so upper case) manuals, which will be uploaded to archive.org in a couple of days. And here is a VAX FORTRAN manual we did earlier.

Enjoy.

(And we really deserve that cobwebs icon. It came out of the crawlspace under a flat on the Twente University campus. Icon as replacement for dust mask)

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