[TUHS] Unix on PDP8?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Nov 30 08:11:19 AEST 2017


On Wed, 29 Nov 2017, Ron Natalie wrote:

> C itself is going to be difficult on the PDP-8.  Too much ingrained (and 
> now codified by ANSI/ISO) that requires shorts to be at least 16 bits 
> and longs to be at least 32 bits, neither of which the 8 supports well. 
> Even the EAE or FP modules only added limited 24 bit support.

You could start with (an early) Minix, I guess; we ran it on a PDT (I 
think) with 2 x RX-05 floppies.  Slow, but it worked, sort of.

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