vintage computers in active use
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Thu May 26 12:06:03 CDT 2016
On 05/26/2016 09:48 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> "According to the report, the US treasury also needed to upgrade its
> systems, which it said was using "assembly language code - a computer
> language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware
> for which it was developed"."
Assembly is still used on many lower-end MCUs. It still offers a big
bang for the buck, particularly on minimal hardware.
"typically tied to hardware"? Can anyone cite a case where it was not?
Not to be confused with "machine language", which was also used--i.e.
direct coding of instructions without the aid of mnemonics or symbols.
Doesn't the Series/1 use magazine-fed floppies? Not exactly the same as
handling the disks individually.
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