Subject: Re: Q: How to write binary data to a file?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 07:22:32 -0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Espen Vestre  <espen@*do-not-spam-me*> wrote:
| Duane Rettig <> writes:
| > I don't know too many languages that actually define the term "byte"...
| I'm starting to think that the the most valuable CS education I ever got
| was my exposure to the university DEC-10 computer. Which used several
| byte sizes...

Yeah, me too. I've told the story several (too many?) times:


so I won't repeat it here, but the byte pointer hardware on the PDP-10
got used for a *lot* more stuff than just accessing character strings...


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