[TUHS] Origin year of BSD csh?
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Jun 28 07:45:24 AEST 2016
Ronald Natalie scripsit:
> Hard to believe the 8086 chip was “optimized” for anything.
> The instruction set was designed for programming terminals.
Well, yes. But the four separate address spaces work fine for Pascal,
where it is always statically known whether a pointer is to code,
global data, the stack (internal only), or the heap. For C they were
nothing but a nuisance: C can handle separate I & D space, but that's all.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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