"Real" emulation...

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Mon Jan 8 10:52:25 2001

On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, John Lawson wrote:

> My experience with the various PDP-11 systems I owned was like this. I
> spent a *lot* of time doctoring the hardware.

Aside from the hobbyist aspect, why would one want to emulate failures so
that they should have to waste time debugging them? The beauty of
emulators in this regard is that they aren't subject to the failures of
the original hardware.

That being said, if you're such a purist and want to get the real
experience, perhaps an option could be added to the emulator that can be
enabled or disabled by the user that triggers failures now and then.
Taking it one step further, perhaps you can have a quotient that
determines how often the failures are. Something between 0.0 (no
failures) and 1 (dead).

John, cut down on the Curry intake :)

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Mon Jan 08 2001 - 10:52:25 GMT

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