[TUHS] pre-more pager?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Nov 9 08:47:58 AEST 2017


On Wed, 8 Nov 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> But that's all second-order effects anyway. If one were using a serial 
> line hooked up to a DZ (and those were common - DH's were _much_ more 
> expensive, so poor places like my lab at MIT used DZ's), then _every 
> character printed_ caused an interrupt. So the overhead from printing 
> each screen-ful of text was orders of magnitude greater than the 
> overhead of the user's input to get the next screen.

Looxury!  We had to make do with DJ-11s...

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