Programing PDP-8 assembler - details

Johnny Billquist bqt at softjar.se
Fri Jun 11 09:10:46 CDT 2010


Ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:

> Johnny Billquist wrote:
> 
>> > The system calls, information about file system stuff, and all other
>> > information you need to write programs in assembler is documented in the
>> > OS/8 SOFTWARE SUPPORT MANUAL
>> > Don't know if it's available online, but I would suspect so.
> 
> It is online, and as scanned text file. It printed out rather
> clean on the laser with only a few blank pages.

Saw that later. Good. That means you have everything you need.

>> > Johnny
>> >
> The important thing is got windows ( hyper-term ) and the
> SBC6120 with k12mit ( Kermit ) talking to each other today.
> The PDP 8 was promoted as paper tape system, and it is
> harder to think of communicating with it remotely.
> I still will do most of my editing in DOS box, since the line
> editor is pain to use with the PDP 8.

Why use a line editor? There are several full screen editors for OS/8. 
Really fast and nice ones.

	Johnny



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