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What is a Hollerith file on a GE/Honeywell computer?

In his description of the QED editor, Dennis Ritchie writes READ9 and READ6 return the next character from the ASCII or Hollerith file currently being read (if any). I know about ASCII, of course, ...
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Did any 16-bit or 36-bit computer instruction set ever include 4x4 or 6x6 bit-matrix operations?

Donald Knuth's 64-bit MMIX architecture includes several novel instructions that operate matrixwise on an 8x8 square matrix (MOR, MXOR). (MMIX also has instructions like BDIF that operate vectorwise ...
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What was machine-specific about Honeywell FACT?

While COBOL was the first highly successful business-oriented programming language, several business-oriented languages were designed before it in the late fifties, including Honeywell-800 Business ...
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