Category : C Source Code
Archive   : R50TOASC.ZIP
Filename : README

Output of file : README contained in archive : R50TOASC.ZIP
I had to do some conversion of a [ughhhhhh] FORTRAN program written for
the PDP-11/73 [Micro-RSX] and VAX [VMS]. Ran across the RADIX-50
encoding technique (what a pain).

Basically, Radix-50 is a special character data representation in which
up to three characters are encoded and packed into sixteen bits. The
Radix-50 character set is a [lame] subset of ASCII.

So I hacked out this TurboC routine. It seems to work fine, but I have
made no attempt to optimize it or completely test it out.

File this one under Oddball!


  3 Responses to “Category : C Source Code
Archive   : R50TOASC.ZIP
Filename : README

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: