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Patrick Schlüter
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55 votes

When if ever was the C language 'int' size altered from the host machine word (register) size into a literal 32 bit size?

30 votes

Why did the VIC-20 and C64 have only 22 and 40 columns when the earlier PET had 80 column text?

10 votes

What was novel about the Atari ST? Did it introduce any innovations?

9 votes

Why did instruction sets since the late 1970s seemingly stop including an "execute" instruction?

7 votes

TMS9900 registers in RAM performance

6 votes

When did compilers start generating optimized code that runs faster than an average programmer's assembly code?

6 votes

BASIC : POKE and PEEK prohibited on the same line?

6 votes

Which computers had redefinable character sets?

5 votes

Besides the VIC-20 did any other micros have fewer than 32 columns available for text mode?

5 votes

Origins of the "array like" strings in BASIC

5 votes

Who set the 640K limit?

4 votes

What 8bit home computers did not have a supplied intro tape

4 votes

VIC-20 vs. VC20 (or VC-20)

4 votes

Besides the VIC-20 did any other micros have fewer than 32 columns available for text mode?

4 votes

What ways are there to "PEEK" of memory sections in (different) BASIC(s)?

4 votes

Why did PAL Apple //e motherboards have the AUX slot inline with Slot 3 instead of near the power supply?

4 votes

Were any external disk drives stacked vertically?

3 votes

Did any 8-bit versions of MS BASIC allow user-defined string functions?

3 votes

Are there other examples of CPU architectures mostly compatible with Intel 8080 other than Z80?

3 votes

Were there any bitmap-based 8080 computers?

2 votes

Did any compiler fully use Intel x87 80-bit floating point?

2 votes

How were bugs reported for compilers that were shipped on floppy disks?

2 votes

How were files transferred between different systems in the late 1980s?

2 votes

What other tricks were there to get more data onto floppy disks?

2 votes

Why were animated screensavers used instead of a black screen on CRT monitors?

2 votes

Have there been any instruction sets with an odd register width?

1 vote

why the result comes out as 1, rather than 2, in this 8086 Subtract with borrow?

1 vote

How did old computers address far more than 64K of memory despite only having a 16 bit address bus?

1 vote

Which home computer first included a printer and modem port as standard?

1 vote

How fast were BASIC interpreters in the 80s? (Is this optimization for speed really necessary?)