[TUHS] B Source Code

William Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 21:43:19 AEST 2017


I thought Reuters re-microcoded them to be the fastest PDP8 around...

So was the DEC Field Service story...

Bill


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs at tuhs.org>
Sent: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 0:00
Subject: Re: [TUHS] B Source Code

On Thu, 14 Sep 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> Interesting factoid: The PDP-11 initially used a threaded FORTRAN 
> implementation. In line with the observation above (about a new virtual 
> machine), DEC actually looked into writing microcode for the -11/60 
> (which had a writeable control store) to implement the FORTRAN virtual 
> machine.

Did anyone actually use the WCS?  I had visions of implementing CSAV and
CRET on our -60, but never did get around to it.  Too late now...

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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