[TUHS] Happy birthday, Dennis Ritchie!
krewat at kilonet.net
Sun Sep 10 03:49:52 AEST 2017
TOPS-10 allowed type-ahead, with the caveat that if a program exited
with an error, it would intentionally clear the TTY buffer. Something I
actually sorely miss.
IIRC, the type-ahead buffer was only around 80 characters. If you
exceeded it, it beeped at you ;)
On 9/9/2017 9:04 AM, William Cheswick wrote:
> Amen. There were a number of things that really sucked at the time.
> My least favorite: time sharing systems that didn’t allow type-ahead.
> Kids these days...
>> On 9Sep 2017, at 12:34 AM, Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com
>> <mailto:scj at yaccman.com>> wrote:
>> For people used to that world, "echo hello >hi" was literally jaw
>> dropping. Many people had to have it explained twice, because they
>> literally could not conceive of a file being created so easily. I
>> had worked in the computing center for a couple of years, and
>> probably gave more than my share of demos to mainframe users...
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