[TUHS] Early non-Unix filesystems?
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Wed Mar 23 17:12:05 AEST 2016
On Wednesday, 23 March 2016 at 18:02:29 +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On 2016-Mar-23 17:49:19 +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>> They used to have big, mechanical machines for sorting cards. What
>> did they call them? Collators?
> You select a column and it sorts the cards into bins by the value of that
> column. You then stack the cards out of all the bins back into the feed
> hopper and sort by the next column. You'd need 8 passes to do a full sort
> (given sequence numbers in 73-80).
Ah, that's what Milo was referring to.
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