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Dear fellow SAILOR,
It is now three years since the last SAIL meeting. Some recent
developments such as the emergence of MAINSAIL and an
increasing user population, in terms of PDP-10 sites that
use SAIL as their main language, suggest that a meeting of
people interested in the continuing viability of the language
is in order. A possible agenda for such a meeting is enclosed.
The general impression that currently exists is that the
questions of maintenance and compatibility with MAINSAIL are
some of the main items to be discussed.
With respect to maintenance, an orderly
system of "bug" reports and a distribution system for "fixes"
has been suggested which would be supported by the
interested sites via some type of a funding pool. At this
point one of the primary issues to be resolved, if
at all possible, is who would be responsible for this work.
If you are interested in such a meeting or have any ideas to
contribute please (be brief) contact me. Such a meeting,
if one were to be held, will take place on July 29,1976 (and
possibly July 30, 1976 if necessary) at the University of Rochester
in Rochester, New York.
Any additional topics that you would like
to see discussed should also be included.
1. General Maintenance of SAIL on a Contractual Basis
a. Commitment of sites
b. Mechanism for error reports and distribution of updates
c. SAIL center institution
c. Compatibility with SAIL - macros, processes, etc.
d. Future plans
3. Large Associative Stores - 18 bit items
4. Interactive Debugging - BAIL
CMU - Erman
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NIH - Herman Vreenegoor, Lipkin, Ricart, Knott, Shapiro (Bruce)
Utah - ?
Stanford AI - Russ Taylor, John Reiser, Les Earnest
Stanford SUMEX - Wilcox, Rindfleisch
Stanford IMSSS - Smith
Rochester - Feldman, Low, Rovner
USC - Nevatia
SRI - Agin
FJC - Buchanan, Fennell
Cornell - Knobil
Xerox - Sproull, Swinehart
Maryland - Samet
Caltech - Udupa ?
Rapidata - Kubilus
DECUS - COPY'N'MAIL
BBN - ?