After this paper was finished, ICL made some improvements to the existing versions of MINIMOP. Some of the operating difficulties have been removed, and some enhancements made to the off-line utility programs and compilers. Quite independently, ICL have also implemented the first ASSIGN command mentioned in the section Simulation of peripherals.
Some improvements to the MINIMOP multi-access operating system†
Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2006
Copyright © 1971 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Software: Practice and Experience
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 175–188, April/June 1971
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Rees, M. J. (1971), Some improvements to the MINIMOP multi-access operating system. Softw: Pract. Exper., 1: 175–188. doi: 10.1002/spe.4380010208
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- Manuscript Received: 23 OCT 1970
- Operating system;
- Remote terminal;
The MINIMOP Multi-Access system provides a range of on-line facilities particularly suitable for a university environment. Programs in ALGOL and FORTRAN can be written and tested under MINIMOP; a conversational subsystem, derived from JOSS, considerably enhances the usefulness of the Multi-Access system. After one year's operation at the University of Southampton, it was considered desirable to attempt to expand the facilities of MINIMOP, and correct some of the faults still present in the system. This paper, after a brief description of the basic system, describes the modifications that have been made, and presents some extensions that may be possible in the future.