[TUHS] Compatibility question

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Dec 18 06:24:33 AEST 2023

On Sun, 17 Dec 2023, Paul Winalski wrote:

> One problem that the VT100 emulators may have is that they behave 
> according to the published VT100 specifications rather than the actual 
> hardware behavior.

DEC did pretty much the same thing with the Unibus to keep out 3rd-party 
boards; the published specs didn't match the implementation, so your 
non-DEC board would have subtle timing issues.

DEC of course just shrugged and said "Our boards work just fine, so yours 
must be faulty"...

-- Dave

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