A few sheets of fanfold “computer paper” emerged while tossing stuff out. The first page suggests somebody was trying out some simple programming:
Seven pages later, you can tell an extended-precision library was hard at work:
This being mainframe line printer paper, somebody must have donated it to my heap; I have no memory of ever doing (or needing to do) extended-precision math. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
More than you care to know about Powers of Two.
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Whoever it was seems to have skipped 2⁰ = 1.
Probably triggered an ABEND and a genuine Core Dump…
Incidentally, are you aware that Abend is German for evening/night?
Yup, we probably learned that in the first week… long before I learned about ABEND codes.
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