Charles Dickman chd at
Thu Jan 26 21:11:51 CST 2017

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:03 PM, Rick Murphy <rick at> wrote:
> On 1/26/2017 9:33 PM, Charles Dickman wrote:
>> I am trying to build the DECUS TECO with VT support for OS/8.
>> TECO came from ibiblio and the assembler listing says it is OS/8 TECO
>> VERSION 7. I am using MACREL-V1B. It all assembles without error, but
>> the linker fails with a NO ROOM message.
>> I can't find any information on what NO ROOM means from the MACREL
>> documentation.
>> This is using SIMH PDP8 with 32k words.
>> I also found MACREL V2 source, but it in in MACREL, but I have not
>> tried to bootstrap it using V1.
>> I was hoping to make source editing just a little bit easier.
>> -chuck
> What are you trying to do with TECO?

I would like a bit easier way to edit and EDIT and was hoping the VT support
made the learning curve less steep. The sources say VT100 and VT52,
and if am thinking that means VT52 emulation on a VT100.

> I have a OS/8 RK05 image with MACREL and the TECO source that builds
> correctly. Or, did at some point.
> LINKing that uses the following:

The version I have was seems to has more files in the link list.

> Seems likely that the NO ROOM error is coming from the linker.
> My version of the TECO code has been edited to allow ANSI terminals vice
> VT52, which may be what you're trying to get to. Want a copy of the disk
> image?

Oh yes.

>     -Rick

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