On 5/25/2018 12:51 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

And UCSD Pascal did not "arrive late for the PC", it was among the offerings from IBM right from the start, but just like CP/M-86, it was just priced WAAAAYYY above PC-DOS, so very few people were actually using it,

It was /offered/, but that's not to say that mere mortals could get their hands on it.

It all depended on how deep your pockets of a "mere mortal" would have been. CP/M-86 was around $250, while PC-DOS was something like $50 on a new IBM-PC back then. UCSD Pascal (from IBM, via Softech, which had a license from UC SD) was something like $495. But that also included the Fortran 77 compiler...

Ralf


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