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Bob Wyman wrote:
> I think you have just alienated all the PDP-8, 10, and 20
> programmers who thought that 6 bits was just fine. You can still run
> across ex-PDP/8 assembly programmers who will wax on poetic about the
> beauty of that instruction set...
Yes, remember FOCAL (a BASIC-like program - except I liked it much
more)? They left three unused slots for commands, and there was some
space left in the binary image, so you could add your own commands (up
to the three) and link them to the assembly code you added. Sweet.