Subject: Re: SIOCSIFADDR & co
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2000 16:38:33
[oops, sent only to Ted, so repeated here.]

On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 10:31:04AM -0500, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > I ended up porting Stallman Emacs to the Convex, only to find it ready - to 
> > - use a few weeks later.
> Those ifdefs were *your* fault?!?   :')

Honestly, I don't remember wether my diffs went in, or if the next centiversion
of Emacs "just had" ConvexOS support before I submitted mine. I suspect the
latter, and that Convex did the work themselves. They actually shipped with
Stallman emacs at one point, I think.

But yeah, it was fun to figure out where in the *@!*@! address space the
executables and data space etc. lived, and to make undump work.

ObTrivia: They also shipped with perl, and had rewritten some sysadmin tools
to be perl scripts. Back then, when perl was small, fast and powerful, and 
would guess even more than nowadays.

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