vintage computers in active use

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu May 26 12:42:08 CDT 2016

>> "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"."

On Thu, 26 May 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> 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?

C Programming Language?      :-)

I had words with Clancy and Harvey.  While need may be diminshed, there is 
never a complete elimination of the need to pay attention to, and optimize 
near, the level of hardware.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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