Write only programming

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_bg-tc-ppp401.monmouth.com>
Date: Fri Mar 1 19:45:02 2002

> >> 1827: MOV AX,0001H ; R.I.P. L.V.B.
> >> Any guesses as to the comment's meaning?
> >
> >Didn't read it. Ludwig Van Beethoven (d.1827) seems
> >to work so the comment says nothing. IE 1827 is 1827.
> As I remember the story, the comment was on a piece of
> data which was in octal (either the program was a PDP-8
> or PDP-11 piece of code), so it wasn't obvious unless you
> converted to decimal that it could be tied to Beethoven
> (other than the comment, which was the *only* one in the
> entire source)
> Megan Gentry
> Former RT-11 Developer

IIRC as I heard it it was RIP JSB (Johan Sebastian Bach) in either PDP6/10
or 8 code... and the year was in Octal as well...

Ah, computing's urban legends... IIRC alt.sys.pdp10 had a post on it.


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