Self modifying code, lambda calculus - Re: ENIAC programming

tony duell ard at
Fri Sep 18 08:45:29 CDT 2015

> >
> > As far as I know, the VAX11/730 (There is one next to me waiting for me to have time
> > to restore it) has the microcode entirely in RAM. Classic PERQs (3 in the next room) have
> The PDP-11 console loads the microcode from disk then mostly just sits there
> looking pretty whilst the VAX runs.

The 11/780 has a PDP11 to load the microcode (I think) but the 11/730 makes do with an
8085. After booting I think that handles the console port still.


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