these RTL or what?
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Oct 7 09:49:56 CDT 2007
> Does it really makes that much differnce the number of bits for a char?
> Really, Six bits was kinda tight for work where upper or lower case
> was used but it didn't affect calculating Pi to a 100 places.
> Wasn't the basic chunk 9 bits for PDP10 and it happened (DEC
> software) used 6 bit char notation as a carry over from earlier
> life with friden flexowriter and TTYs on earlier machines?
Floppy disk is 8 bit I/O. That made all the difference when standard
floppy disk controlers came out. Ben.
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