python 3.3 repr

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Nov 15 17:36:37 CET 2013


On Friday 15 November 2013 11:28:19 Joel Goldstick did opine:

> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> 
wrote:
> > ...........
> > 
> >>> became popular.
> >> 
> >> Really? you cried and laughed over 7 vs. 8 bits?  That's lovely (?).
> >> ;).  That eighth bit sure was less confusing than codepoint
> >> translations
> > 
> > no we had 6 bits in 60 bit words as I recall; extracting the nth
> > character involved division by 6; smart people did tricks with
> > inverted multiplications etc etc  :(
> > --
> 
> Cool, someone here is older than me!  I came in with the 8080, and I
> remember split octal, but sixes are something I missed out on.

Ok, if you are feeling old & decrepit, hows this for a birthday: 10/04/34, 
I came into micro computers about RCA 1802 time.  Wrote a program for the 
1802 without an assembler, for tape editing in '78 at KRCR-TV in Redding 
CA, that was still in use in '94, but never really wrote assembly code 
until the 6809 was out in the Radio Shack Color Computers.  os9 on the 
coco's was the best teacher about the unix way of doing things there ever 
was.  So I tell folks these days that I am 39, with 40 years experience at 
being 39. ;-)

> > Robin Becker


Cheers, Gene
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