the arrogance of youth [was RE: UNIX V7]
RichA at vulcan.com
Thu Jun 11 20:41:15 CDT 2009
> From: David Betz
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:32 PM
> On Jun 11, 2009, at 9:19 PM, Rich Alderson wrote:
>>> Are you saying those fiber network boxes are running TOPS-20?
> Wow! That's very cool. Can we also assume that the processor(s) in
> those boxes use the PDP-10 instruction set or have they ported TOPS-20
> to another processor?
The former. TOPS-20 has a number of PDP-10 assumptions built into it, mostly
because it is written in PDP-10 assembler, and would be difficult to port.
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