[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL: vintage vs. legacy code

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Thu Jun 1 12:17:04 EDT 2017


On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Bob Applegate via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> When you need to save a few bytes, assembly is your friend.


Oh, don't misunderstand me, I have no problems with assembly. But the last
assembly I wrote was probably back in 1992 or so.

Moving from 8080 to 6502 sure felt like a different programming language to
me. And then 8088 did too. Addressing modes make a lot of difference.



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