[TUHS] Happy Programmers' Day!

scj at yaccman.com scj at yaccman.com
Wed Sep 16 01:27:54 AEST 2015

>> Are you sure you want to use that radix as your standard?
>> You risk putting a hex on our profession.

Ah, memories.  One of the biggest challenges we faced in porting Unix to
the Interdata 8/32 was starting to do everything in hex.  I can truly say
that I learned it by single-stepping through bootstrap code and reading
the panel lights...

As a friend of mine once said to a young programmer "I've written boot
loaders with fewer bytes than you use for variable names!"

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