Being kind to 8086 users - was: Re: msdos perl
crys at cave.tcp.COM
Mon Feb 22 15:48:25 PST 1993
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>>>>> On Mon, 22 Feb 93 12:42:23 PST, Eli Brandt <ebrandt at jarthur.Claremont.EDU> said:
> There's one part of the market that's still heavily populated with
> 8086 machines - portables.
Eli> Good point. Perhaps maintaining compatibility with this particular
Eli> archaism is not a bad idea after all. Urk.
Second reason for compatibility that I was too sleep-depped to think
of this morning in my reply, is that do we really want to assume the
position that for the reasonable chunk of possible users out there
using 8088 or 8086 processors that we're going to tell them if they
don't plunk down the cash for a new system they can't get the
anonymity those more wealthy than them can?;> Sounds just a trifle
arrogant to me, but then...
> Bill Stewart
Eli> Eli ebrandt at jarthur.claremont.edu
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