Malware history was: Spectre & Meltdown

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Jan 17 15:42:25 CST 2018

On 01/17/2018 01:23 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>> We might as well all contribute.
>> Back in college in 1969
> I used to have a tiny portable manual card punch.
> An acquaintance used it to punch /* in the first two columns of his
> punchcard based utility bills.   (those characters have special meaning
> to 360 JCL.  They have multiple punches per column, so it required
> making a punch, then backspacing to make the other punch(es))

/* = end of data set
/& = end of job

One wonders how a S/360 "C" compiler might deal with this. Preceding it
with a space might do the trick.


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