[TUHS] PDP-11, Unix, octal?
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Wed Jan 18 00:28:46 AEST 2017
"Steve Johnson" <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:
> The mainframes of the 60's and 70's all used 6-bit characters (and
> often different encodings for the non alphanumeric characters). So
> the Unix folks, including me, had experience with octal long before
Bit IIRC, this has been done with 10 6 bit chars in a 60 bit word.
Did people use octal in this area?
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