Reply to post: Re: 60 bit "bytes" aka word.

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

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Re: 60 bit "bytes" aka word.

Radix-50 packed 3 chars from a limited character set into 2 bytes (16 bits). Used on PDP-11s to get the 9 chars of filename + extension into 6 bytes.

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