8088 vs. 80c88

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Sun Feb 22 14:35:30 CST 2009


On Sunday 22 February 2009 12:42:21 pm Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 21 Feb 2009 at 15:09, Les Hildenbrandt wrote:
> > > The problem with the V20's 8080 emulation was that it was buggy (I
> > > have a few MicroNotes on the subject and can even claim to have
> > > discovered one of the bugs).
> >
> > I wonder if it was only cetain chips.  I ran cp/m 80 on a v20 for years.
>
> Try running a program in CP/M with JRT Pascal 1.0 on a V20.  CPU bugs
> can be very subtle.

Isn't JRT Pascal the one that had really horrible reviews in the magazines 
back when?  Pournelle,  maybe,  though I couldn't say for sure as it's been a 
while.


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