Friday, June 20, 2008

Can you write a highest common factor algorithm in 128 bytes?

Yes. 128 bytes. Max. Cos that's all the RAM you have?

Those were the days. Lightweight programming on 1 ton of metal.


Anonymous said...

Are we even still able to write any self executable program (let's forget about the 10^27-1 data) of this lenght? Any assembly program would still have an overhead larger than that doesn't it?

Congratulation to these "true" hackers... they made possible all this madness ;)

Anonymous said...

"The first program was written by the late Tom Kilburn to work out the highest factor of a prime number."

Um, would that be itself?