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Story of Mel - Computerphile

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Shared October 7, 2020

Breaking the unbreakable loop. More on how self-modifying code can be a neat hack, that's almost unmaintainable. Dr Julian Onions recalls the "Real Programmer" story that circulated in the early '80s.

Earlier Episodes about Mel:

Wheeler Jump:
Alderson Loop:
Inside the CPU:

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

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