[TUHS] Happy birthday, PDP-8!

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Mar 27 23:35:09 AEST 2017


Tim Bradshaw <tfb at tfeb.org> wrote:
>
> This is how subroutines worked on EDSAC.  It might go back further than
> this, but it can't go back much further.

I found this rather good survey of early subroutine linkage:
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/subroutines.html

Turing designed a stack-based linkage for the ACE, a few years before
Wheeler invented the EDSAC subroutine linkage.

Tony.
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