[TUHS] origins of void*

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Mon Nov 6 07:38:45 AEST 2017


Thank you. Now that you mention it. I agree. I had forgotten and confused the Harris and PE

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Nov 5, 2017, at 1:08 PM, Chet Ramey <chet.ramey at case.edu> wrote:
> 
>> On 11/5/17 3:12 PM, Clem cole wrote:
>> 
>> IIRC Leffler and Shannon had something
>> for a compiler backend at Case when they started their PE port, although
>> they had to do some hacking as the model they had was different from any
>> previous PE (they had to deal with a number of 7 bit and 24 bit issues). I
>> believe one of the attractions to the PE was they model the Research folks
>> had access was 32 bits and the PDP-11 was 16.   I’ll try to ask Sam with
>> what they started.
> 
> It was a Harris /6 (I don't know how much that has in common with any PE
> model), Sam started with Johnson's PCC, and it was apparently a huge PITA.
> I have a copy of his thesis describing the work.
> 
> -- 
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>         ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet at case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/


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