I'm reading (well, writing...) about the FLOW language and it mentions the "MICRO 800 assembler". This was in the early 1970s, and I can't imagine what this might be. The context suggests it was on the Nova. Anyone familiar with this?

  • Nova Assembler code was just called DG Assembler - didn't have a name like Micro800.
    – cup
    Nov 5, 2019 at 19:35
  • I am thinking this is perhaps a 3rd party assembler for the Nova. But it could be some other similar machine like a PDP-8 or maybe an HP 2100. Nov 5, 2019 at 21:30
  • The other alternative is microprogramming but that was only available on the eclipse range: not the novas and the eclipses only came out in the mid 80s.
    – cup
    Nov 5, 2019 at 22:57
  • "Flow was later ported by two UCSD graduate students to Nova assembler language. Later ports included MICRO 800 assembler, BASIC and Algol." = There is nothing in there to tie Micro 800 to the Nova. It could just as well read "Later ports included ZX-80 BASIC, ...".
    – paxdiablo
    May 11, 2022 at 4:41
  • @paxdiablo - ahhh... and that found the MICRO 800, a not very well known mini of 1969. May 11, 2022 at 21:14


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