Byte sizes (was Re: 2.8M 3.5' floppy

woodelf bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Mon Mar 14 13:19:06 CST 2005


der Mouse wrote:

>By the "byte = addressing unit" definition?  It's been a while since I
>had a PDP-8 (I had an -8/f but I long ago gave it to a collector much
>more serious than I), but I'm fairly sure the addressing unit was the
>12-bit word.
>  
>
Addressing unit is WORDS... How ever text can and often was packed in 6 
bit nibbles?
The real gotya on the old machines... UPPER CASE ASCII ONLY.
Ben alias woodelf





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