Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum (LinuxFr.org)
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:56 UTC (Mon) by nix
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the idea that the equivalent of virtual memory can now be implemented in software, algorithmically
This has been doable for many decades. They called them "overlays". OS/360 had it. Language runtimes on DOS had it (Borland did it for both Pascal and C). Some implementations even added magic proxying so that no code changes were needed (though generally you had to divide your program into overlays by hand).
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