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Re: When did Debian decide to enable PIE by default?




On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 20:45:06 -0400
Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> >  
> It is NOT a new invention by any means. Motorola's micro-processor in
> the first TRS-80 Color Computer, the MC6809E in the early 1980's was
> built with that in mind.  And I've been writing assembly code that
> used it ever since.
> 
> So its only new to the wintel scene. :)  I assume moto's patents had
> to expire before anybody else could use it.

And it wasn't new to microprocessors. The DG Nova was using it rather
earlier, and I assume the PDPs had it. And so on...

http://users.rcn.com/crfriend/museum/doco/DG/Nova/base-instr.html

-- 
Joe