BGET in 1972

Today's portable C implementation of BGET is a direct descendent of this version, written in UNIVAC 1108 assembly language as part of the FANG file and tape utility. Here, for your amusement (or in case you happen to have a UNIVAC mainframe in your basement), is the program which begat BGET. As of the summer of 1996, twenty-four years after this code was written, programs incorporating it, without modification, are still in use on Unisys mainframes descended from the UNIVAC 1100 series.