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pl1gcc news February 1st, 2007


This is the fourteenth code drop of the GCC front-end for the PL/I programming language.

PL/I for GCC is released under the terms of the GNU Public License; version 2.

With pl1gcc-0.0.14 another important milestone has been reached. v0.0.14 is the first release where it is possible to create a partly referencelist for the variables in a program, and an overview of %INCLUDE files.

Beside structure level information the referencelist contains the following declare attributes:


There is still no code generation taking place, so don't run out and uninstall your production PL/I compiler just yet :-)

Changes in v0.0.14:

  • added location information to most messages
  • get rid of warning messages when building pl1gcc
  • synchronize with gcc version 4.3

Changed syntax in v0.0.14:

  • allow the tilde(~) character as not operator
  • allow BUFF as abbreviation for BUFFERS
  • allow ENVIRONMENT( ... ) as part of OPEN statement
  • allow %INCLUDE to have filename inside quotes

Sourcecode contributions to pl1gcc

From Andy&Pam Norrie: a project used for score keeping of match-races for halfton yachts.

For a complete changelog look follow this link.

What is pl1gcc ?

The pl1gcc project is an attempt to create a native PL/I compiler using the GNU Compiler Collection.
The project is looking for more people to join the development and testing. If you want to help speed up the development of a free PL/I compiler please do contact us and join the fun.

And finally remember to have some fun


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