[TUHS] Is the Teletype the unsung hero of Unix?
bqt at update.uu.se
Sat Apr 2 12:17:28 AEST 2016
On 2016-04-02 04:00, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, 2 April 2016 at 1:06:58 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>> 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.
> I was thinking more of the RIM loader on the PDP-8. 16 words or 24
Bah! The RK8E bootloader for OS/8: 2 words... :-)
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