[TUHS] Is the Teletype the unsung hero of Unix?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Apr 2 00:06:58 AEST 2016


On Mon, 28 Mar 2016, scj at yaccman.com wrote:

> ...  and I once heard an old-timer growl at a young programmer "I've 
> written boot loaders that were shorter than your variable names!"

Ah, the 512-byte boot blocks...  We got pretty inventive in those days 
(and this was before secondary loaders!) with line editing etc.

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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