[TUHS] Algol68 vs. C at Bell Labs

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Tue Jul 5 05:23:25 AEST 2016


On Thu, 30 Jun 2016, John Cowan wrote:

> Indeed, the PDP-8 system I cut my teeth on swapped (infrequently) to 
> DECtape, which is essentially a floppy drive without random access.

DECtape was indeed random access; individual blocks could be addressed.

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