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COMAL Language Standardization Activities 1979-89


Beneath you will find links to Papers from COMALs Standardization and Development Groups
The Papers are from the document archive of Erling Schmidt and here arranged in chronological order by Ebbe Christoffersen 2014





The first efforts for standardization of COMAL 80

COMAL 80 SAMPLE PROGRAMS 1978-79
Børge R. Christensen: Sample programs - RCComal and XComal 1978-79

COMAL 80 SYNTAX DIAGRAMS 1979
Børge R. Christensen: Syntax Diagrams COMAL 80 with Comments 1979?
Børge R. Christensen: Syntax Diagrams COMAL 80 with Comments Sept. 1979


Comal 80 Programming Language Working Group 1979-80

MINUTES AND MEMBERS LIST OF THE WORKING GROUP etc.
Letter from Tom Østerby: Material from Meeting at ICL, Nov. 2, 1979 / 05-11-1979
Tom Østerby ref.: Minutes: Working Group, Nov. 2, 1979 / 05-11-1979
List of Working Group Members 05-11-1979

COMAL 80 DEFINITION PROPOSAL
Tom Østerby ed.: Prelimenary Proposal - Comal 80 Definition 17-12-1979.
Tom Østerby ed.: Proposal - Comal 80 Definition 25-03-1980 (from DDHFs archive)

FILE SYSTEM PROPOSAL
COMAL 80 File System Extension 04-03-1980 (not in ES and DDHFs archives)


Standardization and Development Group Meetings 1983 - 1989(?)

Seminar at Regnecentralen, Cph., Denmark. Febr. 28 and March 1, 1983

RC Comal møde febr marts 1983.png

AGENDA, MEMBERS LIST AND MINUTES etc.
Rules for COMAL80 Working Groups
Agenda with Members List
Minutes Comal80 Standardization Group Meeting Febr. 28, 1983
Members of The Development Group
Minutes Comal80 Development Group Meeting March 1, 1983
Brendan Lynch? (TCD): Handwritten Draft to Group Member Lists, activities and a "Roadmap" for the Work in the Groups
Brendan Lynch (TCD): Letter to Erling Schmidt and the other Members of the Development Group
Kevin_Ryan (TCD): Comments to the Meetings Febr./March 1983

VARIOUS PROPOSALS for Debate and Decision making at the Seminar
CBM Group: Comments of the Ending Keyword in the FOR Structure
Lars Laursen (CBM) ed.: Proposal for A Comal80 Error Handler
TCD Group: Proposal for a Comal80 Package
Arne Christensen (Metanic): Contrasting Different Definitions of DIV and MOD
Arne Christensen (Metanic): Scope, Rules and Binding
Arne Christensen (Metanic): Packages, Extensions and EXEC in Comal80

PRESS RELEASE
Press Release from RC concerning the RC Seminar
and supplementary information from RC concerning the Press Release



Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1983

NOTIFICATION
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Notification of the Meetings Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1983



University of Copenhagen, Denmark (RECKU), Cph. Dec. 2 & 3, 1983

AGENDA AND MINUTES etc.
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Agenda for Standardization and Development Group Meetings Dec. 2 & 3, 1983
Minutes Comal80 Standardization and Development Group Meetings Dec. 2 & 3, 1983

VARIOUS PROPOSALS for Debate and Decision making
TCD Group: Proposals
TCD_Group: An Environment for_COMAL
Colleen Kitchen (TCD): An Outline of TCD COMAL Packages
Colleen Kitchen (TCD): A Proposal for TCD-Packages

ARTICLE, Encl. for the Meeting
Revolution_in_Education / Practical Computing p.137-138 Nov. 1982

INTERIM REPORT
Kevin Ryan (TCD) ed.: Draft - COMAL80 Kernel - Syntax and Semantics, Dec. 1983 (rewritten from poor original)



Bulmershe College, Reading, UK. Apr. 13 to 14, 1984

NOTIFICATION
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Notification and Agenda of the Meetings April 13 & 14, 1984

INTERIM REPORT
Kevin Ryan (TCD) ed.: COMAL80 Kernel - Syntax and Semantics, Apr. 1984 ( from the archive of Jens Erik Jensen)



Emmanuel College, Cambridge UK. Sept. 27 to 29, 1984

NOTIFICATION AND AGENDA
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Notification and Agenda of the Meetings Sept. 27-29, 1984

MINUTES etc.
Minutes of Standardization and Development Groups Meetings Sept. 27 to 29, 1984

ARTICLE
David Christensen: How to Define a Language 27-06-1984

IMPLEMETATIONS
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Comal80 Implementations Sept. 1984



Meeting with Participiants from the Standardization Group from DDE, UniComal and RC before the Meeting in Nynäshamn, Sweden, March 13 to 16, 1985

MINUTES etc.
Letter from Birgit Landgrebe (RC): Med orientering om disse møder
(In Danish)
Letter from Anders Ansted (DDE): Sammendrag af formødet 28-01-1984

(In Danish)
PROPOSAL
Letter from Anders Ansted (DDE): Følgebrev til forslag og mødedato

(In Danish)
DDE, UniComal og RC: Proposal for the COMAL80 Kernel
08-02-1985



TeleNova, Nynäshamn, Sweden. March 13 to 16, 1985

NOTIFICATION AND AGENDA
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Notification and Agenda of the Meetings Mar. 13-16, 1985

PROPOSAL
Kjell Andersson og Hakan Hjelmmestad (TeleLOGIC): Proposal – Implementation of Package in COMPIS Comal 20-09-1984

MINUTES
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Draft - Minutes of Comal-80 Standardization and Development Groups Meetings at Telenova, Nynäshamn, Sweden, 13th - 15th March 1985

INTERIM REPORT
Kevin Ryan (TCD) ed.: Comal Kernel - Syntax & Semantics* April 1985 (rewritten from poor original)

*same Report issued as "COMAL KERNAL 1985" in COMAL TODAY, #17, 1985, p. 40-54. Note on page 54:
"[This is the April 1985 COMAL Kernal, the latest edition that we have. Items in italics are our own clarifications and comments, which we are proposing to be added into the Kernal.]"



The seperate Meetings of Members from the Standardization Group from DDE, UniComal and RC continious

VARIOUS PROPOSALS
DDE, UniComal og RC: Proposal for the COMAL80 Kernel Febr. 1985
DDE, UniComal og RC: Additional Proposals for the COMAL80_KERNEL March 5, 1985
DDE, UniComal og RC: Proposal for Standard Comal July 10, 1985



Pollack Halls of Residence, University of Edinburgh, UK. Sept. 19 to 21, 1985

NOTIFICATION
Kevin Ryan (TCD): Notification of the Meetings Sept. 19 to 21, 1985

VARIOUS PROPOSALS
David Christensen & Ian Malcolm: Extensions to COMAL 1-3 August 21, 1985
     Proposal 1: Extensions
     Proposal 2: Precedence of Procedures and Functions
     Proposal 3: Global



Request from Peter Buckinshaw (TeleNova) to Erling Schmidt concerning to reopen the Developement Meetings - (June 6, 1986)

REOPENING OF MEETINGS
Peter Burkinshaw (TeleNova): Call on reopening of the Meetings May 16, 1986

PROPOSAL
Peter Burkinshaw (TeleNova): Comal Standard Extension Proposals May 30, 1986



Hornstrup Center, Hornstrup Kirkeby, Vejle, Denmark, august, 14th - 16th1986

NOTIFICATIONS
Jens Erik Jensen (UniComal): Notification of the Meetings Aug., 14th to 16th, 1986

PROHIBITION
Bo Gärdmark (Mytech AB): Prohibition from Mytech AB Aug. 12, 1986

PROPOSALS
UniComal: PRINT separators, IN operator and dyadic multiplication of strings 14-08-1986
RC, UniComal and DDE: "A PROPOSAL FOR PACKAGES" to the COMAL Development Group. (no date)

Unofficial Summary
Brian Grainger (observant): Artikel in COMAL TODAY No. 15, 1987, pages 62 - 65.



International Conference for COMAL-87 Standardizations and Development Group Members, Portsmouth, UK. Apr. 9 to 11, 1987

INVITATION, IMPLEMENTATIONS SURVEY FORM AND ADRESS LIST OF PARTICIPIANTS
John Clack (Polytechnic of North London): 2 Letters. March 1987:
a) Booking Form for the Conference
b) A Form Concerning a Survey of current COMAL Implementation Activities
c) COMAL Mailing List.

PROPOSAL
Len Lindsey (COMAL User Group - USA): Proposals to COMAL Standards Group. March 16 to 19, 1987



OTHERS



Mailing List, October 11, 1984


Borge R. Christensen: The Story of COMAL, COMAL Today, COMAL User Group USA, Toronto, Canada, #25, [1989], page 9:

"There is now an international standardization committee. We have a meeting in september in Scotland."