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'Set up Bootstraps', 1969

MS. Eng. misc. b. 274/C.216
Held at the Weston Library

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Loose-leaf ring binder of manuscript notes and routines, almost all in Strachey's hand, but with some later material by D. Park, P. McGregor. Strachey's notes are dated January-February 1969.

The material is divided as follows:

  1. 'Set up General'
  2. 'Bootstrap I'
  3. 'Bootstrap II'
  4. 'OS1 Set up'

The notes by Strachey are designs for programs to load the P.R.G's Operating System (OS1) into the Modular One Computer from paper tape. They are in 'Written IC' (Interpretive Code, designed by Strachey in the sets of notes for Bootstrap I and Bootstrap II, Tape 1, and in BCPL thereafter. There is later material from other members of P.R.G., as this was an active working file until at least 1971.

(Information supplied by M. Harper of P.R.G.)


  • Creation: 1969


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 274/C.216

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/C.216

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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