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Could the 6502 have worked with an Altair-style front panel?

The Ohio Scientific 300 Trainer is one simple front-panel design for a 6502. It uses the RDY pin to hold the 6502 in a wait state while you're programming it. There are four 7417/7407 hex buffers, and ...
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Could the 6502 have worked with an Altair-style front panel?

TLDR: From knowledge of their general principles of operation, it appears that an Alatir-style front panel could be used with the 6502. However, the devil is always in the details, so to be sure you'd ...
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Why was the 6502 version of Microsoft BASIC coded like the 8080 and 6800 versions even though this was rather inefficient?

The main reason was no doubt reliability and speed of development. Back in the late '70s comprehensive automated testing suites for microcomputer software were uncommon, at best, and Microsoft ...
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