[TUHS] PDP-11, Unix, octal?

Steve Johnson scj at yaccman.com
Tue Jan 17 11:09:40 AEST 2017

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


----- Original Message -----
From: "Warren Toomey" <wkt at tuhs.org>

 Something I've been meaning to ask for a while: why Unix and octal on
 PDP-11? Because of the DEC documentation?

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