[TUHS] Early Clones / Rewrites for TUHS archives

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Dec 14 05:03:45 AEST 2017

He had some utilities (that came with the compiler I thought, but I've
forgotten that detail to be honest).  IIRC, he had a simple shell and the
traditional simple file manipulation, although again, IIRC he did not write
the associated tools, someone else had.

On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:58 AM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 08:46:41AM -0500, Clem Cole wrote:
> > I remember Leor bringing BDS C <http://www.bdsoft.com/
> resources/bdsc.html>and
> > his Unix emulation for CP/M to a Boston USENIX
> I wrote a lot of code in BDS C, remember it fondly (even though it's stdio
> was non-stdio :)
> I never heard about any Unix emulation from him, do you mean the libraries
> or something else.
> I ask because I wrote a bunch of tiny CP/M programms, in assembler because
> I was using every trick I could to make them small.  I believe the ones I
> had on every floppy were:
>         ls
>         cp
>         mv
>         rm
> and each one of those I made fit in either one or two 512 byte sectors
> because they weren't memory resident, it had to spin up the floppy and
> read them in each time I ran them.  So I wanted them small for two
> reasons: speed of reading them in and not taking up precious space on
> the floppy.
> I had a utils floppy that had larger programs on it, like grep, my quicknet
> terminal emulator/file transfer tool (I wish I had saved the source to
> that).
> my CP/M machine was an Okidata with a color(!)  monitor and a built in
> printer with two floppies so I could do work on one floppy and get the
> utils on the other.  Hmm, wonder if there is picture of that machine
> on the net?  Of course there is:
> http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=94
> So Clem, did Leor do any utilities that I didn't know about or are you
> talking about his not so standard C library?
> --lm
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