[TUHS] A New History of Modern Computing - my thoughts

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Mon Nov 29 07:47:23 AEST 2021

Ken Thompson writes:
> The PDP-11 had very little the syntax of B expressions.
> All of that was in place in B long before the PDP-11.
> To be honest, the byte addressing of the 11 was a
> significant hindrance. It was the genius of Dennis
> that was able to conquer the 11 as he installed types
> into the language.
> So, my opinion, the PDP-11 had no design on the
> type system of C and moreover it was not even helpful.

OK then.  You *would* be the expert.

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