[TUHS] Unix on PDP8?
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Nov 30 08:11:19 AEST 2017
On Wed, 29 Nov 2017, Ron Natalie wrote:
> C itself is going to be difficult on the PDP-8. Too much ingrained (and
> now codified by ANSI/ISO) that requires shorts to be at least 16 bits
> and longs to be at least 32 bits, neither of which the 8 supports well.
> Even the EAE or FP modules only added limited 24 bit support.
You could start with (an early) Minix, I guess; we ran it on a PDT (I
think) with 2 x RX-05 floppies. Slow, but it worked, sort of.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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