On Jun 30, 22:22, Zane H. Healy wrote:
Subject: DEC/X11 Fiche
OK, inquiring minds want to know. I just got a large pile of microfiche
today, and in it is a stack an inch thick or better with a header of
DEC/X11, and dates between about 1973 and 1981. I've a strange feeling
it's got something to do with XXDP. It looks to all be source code, I
would guess in assembly language (I've not taken a decent look at it
What on earth is this stuff?
It's the stuff I've been looking for for ages :-)
If it's an inch thick, you only have a small part of it. But it is the
listings of (some of) the XXDP diagnostics. It's common to refer to these
so you can see what the setup options etc are for the various diagnostics.
IIRC, a complete PDP-11 set took up most of a microfiche file box. Wasn't
this stuff also on-line at Digital once upon a time? Names like STARS and
TIMA come to mind too (my spelling might be wildly wrong, of course). What
happened to all that information?
Pete Peter Turnbull
Dept. of Computer Science
University of York