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Re: AS/400 build?

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 10:09:28 -0500
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <369E08A8.C05BC3DE@w3.org>
To: Flash Braden <anathema@ix.netcom.com>

Flash Braden wrote:
> The AS/400 is IBM's "almost-mainframe".  It ranges in
> size from desktop to mainframe big but it is not even
> remotely related to Unix.  All its compilers emit p-code
> and share common interfaces and linkages, so a
> programmer can write an application in half a dozen
> languages without compatibility problems.  That's the
> good news.  The bad news is that the hardware and the
> machine instruction set are well concealed from all but
> the kernel guys at IBM.  Any socket set will have to come
> from IBM.  Having said that, my guess is they have one...


Thanks for the clarification - I clearly misunderstood the request. Just
as a note, at least libwww has been running on VM - CERN had one of
these but I don't know how this relates to AS/400.


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