[TUHS] DG UNIX History

Miod Vallat miod at online.fr
Sun Nov 13 03:09:32 AEST 2022

> There was a guy who worked at DG and contributed a lot of the Motorola
> 88000 code to GCC whose name I don't remember, although I met him
> at a USENIX.  If someone else remembers who this is, maybe he can
> be tracked down for more info.

I suppose you're referring to Tom Wood here?

> P.S. For the youngsters here who've never heard of it, I highly
> recommend Tracy Kidder's "The Soul of a New Machine" about the
> development of the Eclipse. (https://www.amazon.com/Soul-New-Machine-Tracy-Kidder/dp/0316491977/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+soul+of+a+new+machine+by+tracy+kidder&qid=1668271720&sprefix=the+soul+of+a+new%2Caps%2C233&sr=8-1).
> It was originally written in 1982 - 40 years ago!

Seconded - definitely a must read; even if technology has evolved a lot
since then, management and human factors have not.


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