[TUHS] Origin year of BSD csh?

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Jun 28 07:45:24 AEST 2016


Ronald Natalie scripsit:

> Hard to believe the 8086 chip was “optimized” for anything.
> The instruction set was designed for programming terminals.

Well, yes.  But the four separate address spaces work fine for Pascal,
where it is always statically known whether a pointer is to code,
global data, the stack (internal only), or the heap.  For C they were
nothing but a nuisance:  C can handle separate I & D space, but that's all.

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