Nostalgic instruction sequences (Re: Python Productivity Gain?)

Greg Ewing (using wmwd2zz02 at
Wed Feb 25 04:00:11 CET 2004

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) wrote:
> So you were setting memory location 0 to the address of 'ExitToShell' using Macsbug,

Or the built-in monitor that you got when MacsBug
wasn't installed.

A MacsBug command I remember using a lot on my
Mac Plus went something like


I can't remember the exact number. My only record
of it was written on a box of stick-on labels that
I kept, long after it was empty, in a strategic place
on my desk. Recently I threw it out, only remembering
its significance afterward. Not that it really mattered,
since it didn't work on any model later than a Mac
Plus anyway.

Oh, what did it do? Another virtual chocolate fish
is on offer for answering that...

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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