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From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
To: Lars Brinkhoff <lars@nocrew.org>
Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <coff@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [COFF] [TUHS] head/sed/tail (was The Unix shell: a 50-year view)
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:53:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CAD2gp_RmveogdYKousqcw4DXHay3Jz2d5McopN5OO=_E8wZRNA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7wczriptt4.fsf@junk.nocrew.org>


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On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 4:06 AM Lars Brinkhoff <lars@nocrew.org> wrote:

On ITS it only ever stored characters as full 36-bit words!  So sizeof
> char == 1 == sizeof int.  This is allowed per the C standard.  (Maybe it
> was updated somewhere else, I dunno.)
>

The ZETA-C compiler ran on the Symbolics Lisp Machine and translated C into
Zetalisp; since everything was a Lisp object, from the C perspective all
elementary types had sizeof == 1 also.  The modern Vacietis compiler to
Common Lisp uses the same design for its data, though it does not share any
code.  C pointers are represented by CL closures.

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2021-07-16 15:59         ` Lars Brinkhoff

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