[TUHS] speaking of early C compilers
clemc at ccc.com
Tue Oct 28 12:06:29 AEST 2014
I had a 60 running v7 years later. we also toyed with adding CSV/CRET but never did it because we got an 11/70
> On Oct 27, 2014, at 9:09 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 27 Oct 2014, Clem Cole wrote:
>> [...] because the CMU 11/40E had special CSV/CRET microcode which we
>> could not use on the 11/34.
> The 40E had microcode whilst the vanilla 40 didn't? I thought only the 60
> was micro-programmable; I never did get around to implementing CSV/CRET on
> our 60 (Digital had a bunch of them when a contract with a publishing
> house fell through).
>> The other things for those days, that has not yet been brought up was
>> the famous "NUXI" problem. The PDP-11 byte swapping was idemic in the
>> code. When the first ports to system that were not the same
>> "endianess" came about - you would find strange things in memory.
> Reminds me of the time when I used 2-char constants in case statements; my
> boss yelled at me.
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