[rescue] VAXstation questions

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Wed May 21 02:06:11 CDT 2003

On Wed, 21 May 2003 vance at neurotica.com wrote:

> On Tue, 20 May 2003, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> > > > It's what I was taught assembly with at RIT...  although I learned
> > > > it via a VAX emulator on Sun hardware (Sun3 era stuff).
> >
> > >    That is *crazy*...pretty much all VAXen are a fair bit faster than
> > > pretty much all Sun3s.  Weird.
> >
> > Well, the CS department was pretty much all sun machines, and that's
> > what they taught their course on.  They wouldn't have had enough VAXen
> > to go around.
> Wouldn't you just pretty much need one big one?

LOL, I assume they already had the SUNs so the main question is why didn't
they teach 68K assembler instead of VAX? :) 68K is cisc and pretty
elegant.... then again I am pretty sure their decision made sense at that
time, not knowing the details....

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