Two Birds with One Stone

Eugene D. Brooks III brooks at lll-crg.ARpA
Tue Dec 3 17:11:38 AEST 1985

In article <213 at brl-tgr.ARPA> cottrell at (COTTRELL, JAMES) writes:
>If I was rich, I would design a machine that
>had 11 bit characters, 19 bit shorts, 37 bit ints, and 51 bit longs.
>It would be base 3, middle endian; floating point would be BCD exponents
>with EBCDIC mantissas. I'd love to see X3J11 try & be portable with that.

How fast is it and how much will it cost?
Our Cray almost as crazy and X2J11 had better be portable to it.

So whats the score folks?  Is X3J11 portable to Cottrell's new machine?

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