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Re: address@hidden: Re: Type-in programs using BASH]

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: Type-in programs using BASH]
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:12:47 -0500
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On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 04:12:45PM -0800, Ryan Cunningham wrote:
> One day we'll be able to type in programs like these that are encoded in
> machine code. But that day is not now.

That day was the early 1980s.  There WERE machine-code programs (small
games) in glossy magazines that you could type in.  There were checksums
on each chunk of code (usually every 16 bytes or so), and at least one
of these glossy magazines had a special program that you typed in
first (in BASIC), which you then used to type in the object code, with
the checksum feature on each chunk.

And yes, it was all done in 6502 machine code because the dominant
machines of that age were the Commodore 64, the Atari 400/800, and the
Apple II series.  The IBM PC had not yet reached its zenith.

This is ANCIENT technology.  It is not some new idea that you've
stumbled across which will change the face of computing.

And it has NOTHING AT ALL to do with bash or gcc.

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