if you hadn't already known this about the PDP-8

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Thu Dec 13 12:41:29 2001

> This is hillarious! Wasn't the notion of a stack arond already
> before 1965?

Sometimes, even when stacks were provided in hardware, they
operated slower than a "simulation" of a stack using an array
and an index. While the hardware might provide for a complex
stack frame for the data needed by local activations, you could
avoid all the overhead by rolling your own.

Received on Thu Dec 13 2001 - 12:41:29 GMT

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