[TUHS] Software written in B

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Jun 9 00:41:59 AEST 2023

Andrew Hume <andrew at humeweb.com> wrote:

> i was in 1127 in 1981 (for an internship) and then from 1983 onwards.
> the only B code i saw or knew of was the driver code that ran in the
> Linotron typesetter. it ran on an 8in floppy and my recollection is
> that the thing that mattered most was its very small run-time support.
> i’m pretty sure it was Ken’s code but i never knew any other details.

See https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~bwk/202/ for info about the Linotron
and Ken's code. Great reading, both the original memo and the story
behind reconstructing it.


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