VAX 780 on eBay

Toby Thain toby at
Mon Jan 3 13:41:06 CST 2022

On 2022-01-03 2:37 p.m., Nigel Johnson Ham via cctalk wrote:
> Hit Compile?
> In my first job, it was triggered by the EOJ card!

You had a COMPILER?

As far as I can see, these days the state of the art is to crash at 
runtime for as many different stupid reasons as possible.

(get off my lawn!)

> Nigel Johnson, MSc., MIEEE, MCSE VE3ID/G4AJQ/VA3MCU
> Amateur Radio, the origin of the open-source concept!
> Skype:  TILBURY2591nw.johnson at
> On 2022-01-03 13:47, emanuel stiebler via cctalk wrote:
>> On 2022-01-03 13:19, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
>>> Compiling all the code for our product took the 11/750 6 hours to
>>> compile and link plus an additional 2 hours for an 11/730 to link
>>> under a different version of VMS.  8 hours total to rebuild totally
>>> from source.  Some things about the good old days weren't so good.
>> Disagree here ;-)
>> Before you hit compile, you switched your brain on, and thought for a 
>> while what you did.
>> When I watch this kids in the office now pressing compile after each 
>> character they typed, ....

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