More PDP 11 hacking (help!)

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue Feb 8 18:24:34 2005

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 16:10:14 -0800 (PST), Vintage Computer Festival
<> wrote:
> I'm actually looking forward to digging in to PDP11 machine code (I've
> been a 6502 junkie all my life so something new [and old] will be a
> welcome change).

Viewed in octal, the PDP-11 has an easy to understand instruction set
- it's possible with very little practice, to be able to quickly
scribble down simple memory copy loops, etc, in machine code (byte vs
word, via register or via absolute address...) Plus, I've seen the
results of C->PDP-11 compilation... Several of C's syntax
idiosyncracies are related to how easy they are to express in PDP-11

Received on Tue Feb 08 2005 - 18:24:34 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:36 BST