Subject: Re: SIOCSIFADDR & co
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2000 08:58:20
Yeah, but there was a real issue, IIRC, about writing tapes- you had to write
words, and, let's see, that's 5 7-bit ascii chars or 4 9-bit ascii chars that
would get packed.....

On Thu, 27 Jan 2000, Ted Lemon wrote:

> > A Decsystem 20 was a fine machine (we had two at the parent company of Nike
> > where I got my start in this biz), except for the 36 bit wordsize.
> Except for?   The 36-bit wordsize was one of its strengths!   :')   It
> was a great machine for running LISP!
> 			       _MelloN_