Van: Bill Gunshannon via cctalk<mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Verzonden: woensdag 1 juli 2020 03:05
Aan: cctalk at classiccmp.org<mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Onderwerp: Re: UniSys ClearPath OS/2200 Express?
On 6/30/20 6:29 PM, Alan Perry via cctalk wrote:
Because I very much enjoyed working on Exec-8 on the 1100 lo those
40 years ago. :-)
I always wanted ?something? at home to remind me of my days when working with EXEC 37R5
(IIRC, 1991-1999 time frame).
Back then I could read the panic dump listing, a stack of 3 inches thick paper only
containng 36-bit octal words, and find which program (or user) caused EXEC to crash. The
joke was ?let?s find the 8?.
I did EXEC, Videotex, DMS-1000, and MAPPER. For EXEC and MAPPER I had the SPERRY
I really liked MASM and PLUS.
I remember two ERs, ADED$ and SMOQUE$. With the latter I was able to move my print out to
the top of the queue ?
IIRC, with ADED$ you could assign (and lock) a CPU to your program. A silly mistake in my
MASM program ?ate? all three CPUs of the 1100/63. Everything froze, and even on the
console in the computer room response was extremely slow. $! had no immediate effect!
Those were the days! I think I will try to get 2200 running, but I am afraid I forgot
most of it (if not all), it?s been over 20 years.