Re: PR1ME C compiler sources

drb@ihatespam.msu.edu (Dennis Boone)
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:04:37 -0500

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From: drb@ihatespam.msu.edu (Dennis Boone)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:04:37 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
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Posted-Date: 25 Sep 2019 21:19:25 EDT

  > [As I recall the Prime machines addressed 16 bit words. What did you do
  > for character pointers? -John]


There was an extended form of pointer that addressed characters.
48 bits, iirc, and may have been intended to do more than just
whole characters, though whether that was ever fully implemented
would be a good question.


De



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