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From: "S. Ron Oliver" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 16:59:13 -0700
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At 03:03 PM 2/8/01 -0600, Johnson Phillip E wrote:
>I can remember using another implementation of a Virtual machine.  It was
>the San Diego P-code system.  The source was University of California, San
>Diego Pascal.  How thing change in circles.  :^{)

Yes.  I thought I mentioned this in a previous message, but perhaps I
spaced it out.

The UCSD-p system was exceptionally nice for it's time and place in
history.  One of the real tragedies of our history is that it has just
sorta disappeared.  I believe with just a few additions it could easily
have become a publicly available OS FAR superior to Unix/Linux
systems.  But that is a story for another place and time  . . .

The first Ada compiler I used was a beta release that ran on a UCSD-p
system from Western Digital (on a "microcomputer" that was about the size
of - actually somewhat larger than - current "Work Station"
computers).  Ah, the memories!!

S. Ron Oliver, semi-retired professor of Computer Science and Computer

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