Two Birds with One Stone

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Sat Dec 7 06:15:17 AEST 1985

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

X3J11, probably.  Cottrell's programs, quite possibly not.
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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