(software, hardware) A system developed by Ian Currie (Iain?) at the (then) Royal Signals and Radar Establishment at Malvern in the late 1970s. The hardware was custom and microprogrammable, with an operating system, (modular) compiler, editor, garbage collector and filing system all written in Algol-68. Flex was also re-implemented on the Perq(?).[I. F. Currie and others, "Flex Firmware", Technical Report, RSRE, Number 81009, 1981]. [I. F. Currie, "In Praise of Procedures", RSRE, 1982].
Last updated: 1997-11-17