Common operational misconceptions
owen at delong.com
Sat Feb 18 01:52:01 UTC 2012
On Feb 17, 2012, at 11:04 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:49:13 PST, Owen DeLong said:
>> Now, come on... If you're in the 40-50 range, you should have put octal
>> before hex. :p
> IBM S/360 definitely preferred hex. And EBCDIC.
Strictly an artifact of it's EBCDIC nature, as a matter of fact...
The BCD in EBCDIC stands for Binary Coded Decimal which inherently
In fact, if you compare punched cards to EBCDIC, you'll find some remarkable
For example C1 (12 1) is A (Hollerith A is a 12 punch plus a 1 punch).
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