How an Accident of Hardware Design Encouraged Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
Posted Feb 26, 2007 18:52 UTC (Mon) by MBR
In reply to: How Open Formats Encouraged Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
Parent article: How an Accident of Hardware Design Encouraged Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
I'm afraid you're misremembering how strings were stored. When I was in DEC's Small Systems Group, I wrote large parts of RT-11 MU-BASIC for the PDP-11, and before that in college, I'd spent years writing assembly code for the IBM 360. So I was pretty sure I was remembering correctly when I wrote the article. But just to be sure, I dug out my old PDP 11/45 Processor Handbook and my old BAL-360 manual and double-checked before I submitted the article.
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