cctalk Digest, Vol 15, Issue 23

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Wed Sep 23 15:53:08 CDT 2015

On 9/23/2015 1:45 PM, mark at wrote:
>> There were plenty of assemblers around, some even native.  Heck, I wrote
>> both an 8008 and an 8080 cross-assembler (in FORTRAN, naturally).  It's
>> not rocket science.  One friend of mine wrote his assembler as macros
>> for a mainframe assembler.  That, at once, gave him all of the advanced
>> facilities of the host assembler.  Wish I'd thought of that...
> So, I wrote my primitive little 8080 assembler, in Fortran-77.  I
> started using it the next day, and my manager asked where I got it. 
> After I told him, he said that I should have asked him first, because he
> could have put together one using editor macros pretty easily - in less
> than a week, he estimated.  The fact that I knew nothing about macros
> notwithstanding, I noticed I thereafter got a lot more autonomy when I
> told him I wrote mine in a single (longish) day...
> ~~
> Mark Moulding

Good boss....


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