IBM Basic Programming Support
BPS was developed by IBM's General Products Division in Endicott, New York. The package included "assemblers, IOCS, compilers, sorts, and utilities but no governing control program." BPS components were introduced in a series of product announcements between 1964 and 1965.:pp.319-321
Programming languages available were Assembler, RPG, and FORTRAN IV (subset). Tape FORTRAN required 16 KiB of memory.:p.5 There were also two versions of the BPS assembler, with the tape version having enhanced capabilities.
BPS also had a "disk" counterpart called BOS. It also required 8K and supported disks such as the IBM 1311.
- Pugh, E.W., Johnson, L.R. and Palmer, J.H. (1991). IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-16123-0.
- IBM Corporation (1965). IBM System/360 Basic Programming Support and IBM Basic Operating System/360 Programming Systems Summary.
- IBM System/360 Basic Programming Support and IBM Basic Operating System/360 Programming Systems Summary C24-3420-0
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