Who invented DOS?

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at amd.com
Mon Mar 7 11:37:34 CST 2005

>From: "Tom Jennings" <tomj at wps.com>
>It seems entirely likely that Kildall's hack (algorithmically
>obscured text within the code somewhere) would only be preserved
>by some sort of mechanical translation. It's doubtful an honest
>re-write even with listings side by side would result in it being

 One can hide encoded messages by different order of
optional code sequences. There are many of these optional
sequnces in 8080 code. I'm not sure how useful this
would be in 8086 translation.
 He may have reverse translated it back to 8080 to show
the hidden sequences.

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