MACLISP and MACSYMA on PDP-10 / ITS (emulation)
On a Debian machine, using simh emulating a PDP-10 running ITS:
- Write some Lisp files on ITS, compile them, and run them.
- Run MACSYMA and view rendered plots on an emulated Tektronix 4010
sudo apt-get install -y \ build-essential git expect libgtk-3-dev libpcap-dev libpcre3-dev vde2 \ ncurses-base ncurses-bin libncurses5-dev \ libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2-dev libsdl2-2.0-0 libsdl2-dev \ telnet simh
Not all of these are stricrtly necessary, iirc; however, I was doing a lot of debugging / troubleshooting / investigating, and ended up using all of them ;-)
Build and Start ITS
git clone https://github.com/PDP-10/its.git cd its make EMULATOR=simh
This will run for quite a while. 20 minutes? 40 minutes? Not sure; never timed it. When it's done:
Once you see
its <ENTER> <ESC> g
Note the port given (mine was 10004); you'll connect to the server via telnet using this port.
Build and Run a Tektronix 4010 Terminal
git clone https://github.com/rricharz/Tek4010 cd Tek4010 rm tek4010 make ./tek4010 -b1200 -fullv -autoClear telnet localhost 10004
At which point you will see this:
Connected to the PDP-10 simulator DZ device, line 0
Login and Set Up a Dev Environment
<CTRL> Z :LOGIN oubi <CTRL> R oubi; ..NEW. (UDIR). :INQUIR
Write to File
Enter text, then save with
<CTRL> X <CTRL> S (sound familiar?). Exit EMACS with
Load File in MACLISP
:LISP (LOAD "REDUCE.LISP")
Then use the loaded function (see screenshots below).
A Note on Mac OS X
After running on Debian, I decided to give it a try on Mac OS X. All that was required were the deps:
brew install simh expect sdl sdl_ttf sdl2 sdl2_ttf
(Note that I'd already installed developer tools for the OS).
I ran into an issue when running make, though:
About 10-15 minutes into the build, and it would lock up:
... NSHARE UNFASL OCTAL UNFASL OD UNFASL OPTDEF UNFASL PHSPRT UNFASL PRIVOB UNFASL PROMPT UNFA
I'll follow up on this when I have time + need to run on Mac ...
telnetsession to the Debian machine running ITS on an emulated PDP-10 ... running
MACLISP integers in the REPL on ITS are in octal, so the expected
42decimal is actually