[TUHS] Re: Sad news from IBM...

Peter Jeremy peter.jeremy at alcatel.com.au
Thu Jun 9 15:30:43 AEST 2005

On 2005-Jun-08 23:07:34 -0600, James Falknor <james at peacemax.org> wrote:
>All we need to do is put the word out that TUHS is seeking pre-1991 AIX 
>source code and it's bound to surface.

It depends how widely spread the source code was and how may people
still have readable 15 year old backups.  I know I tend to delete old
code after a while and many of my old QIC-150 tapes are no longer

> If all else fails, I'm sure 
>someone has a pre-1991 AIX binary distribution that could be 
>disassembled (that is if a binary distribution can be disassembled back 
>to a rough source code).

I'd be very surprised if this produces anything useful.  The code will
have been compiled with a reasonable degree of optimisation and won't
have any debugging symbols in it.  It would be reasonably trivial to
turn it into something that a C compiler could understand but making
it look anything like the original is a major undertaking.

Peter Jeremy

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