Now OT - Re: CDC 6600 - Why so awesome?

Toby Thain toby at
Wed Jun 22 21:13:41 CDT 2016

On 2016-06-22 9:45 PM, Swift Griggs wrote:
> ...
> Everyone had some whack-a-doodle way to encode character sets back then
> (and now it's just as bad or worse with things like UTF-8).

Do you have a counterproposal? What problem do you think UTF-8 is trying 
to solve?

 > People who
> complain about twos-compliment being a weird hack ...

I haven't heard that particular complaint. Got a cite?


> -Swift

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