strangest systems I've sent email from

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat May 21 11:22:50 CDT 2016

On 21 May 2016 at 17:58, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at> wrote:
> Yes, I know - but so what? That is nothing new. The IBM 9370 line from
> 20-odd years ago was really an 801 inside, running S/370 in emulation.

I thought it was noteworthy considering that this subthread originated
in discussion of how all contemporary processors conformed to certain

This example of one that doesn't -- a 36-bit processor which doesn't
use 2's complement and so on -- today exists only as a software
emulation on an underlying architecture that /does/ conform and which
thus doesn't really resemble the architecture being emulated.

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