Oh, discussing the history of games, or the writing of games, or the technology of games - all that would be fine on the retrocomputing forum, as far as I'm concerned.

(I think the original feeling was that 'retrogaming' is about the playing of games, and that's a very popular activity, and as such it would potentially dominate the discussion. Whether that's a valid or useful position is another matter...)

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Not sure anyone can answer that, but Knuth wrote TeX as a single ~1MB file in the early 80s... how did editors back in the day cope with that? Even when the file wasn't loaded into memory completely, it must have been rewritten on disk constantly?

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