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    Learn PDP-11 Assembly For Fun But Probably No Profit | Hackaday

    Learning a new skill is fun, especially one that could land you a new job. We don’t think you’ll find too much demand for PDP-11 assembly language programmers, but if it still interests you, check out [ChibiAkumas’s] video that starts a series on that subject for “absolute beginners.”The PDP-11 is a venerable computer, but you can still find simulators ranging from SIMH to browser-based virtual devices with front panels. If you want real hardware, there is a PDP-11 on a chip that is still around (or you can score the real chips, sometimes) and there are some nice hardware simulations, too.

    Like a lot of machines in its day, the PDP-11 was most comfortable with octal or base 8. That’s a bit odd these days, but it is easy enough to figure out to express for example 377 instead of FF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    i'll have no truck with these newfangled minicomputers!

    Totally agree. I use my ZX81 to visit CUK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
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    The kids of today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
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    As for PDP11 assembler, I'd rather learn ancient Etruscan or Egyptian hieroglyphs. They'd be about as much use.

    But I'd definitely be up for a decent modern Intel assembler tutorial site. I did know it pretty well at one point, being well on the way to write an Intel disassembler. But that was years ago, and it must have become far more complicated these days, what with all the new intructions they've introduced.
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