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The Book of CP-System

The Book of CP-System


·November 23, 2022


Am I the only one who was expecting a design guide for consistent and partition-tolerant systems?


It could have been worse.

The initial title was "The book of CPS". Which HN told me could also be interpreted as Child Protection Services.


Or even Continuation Passing Style.


Could've been "The book of CP-System arcades" (Even me as an old gamedev was wodnering why the Wolf/Doom guy was doing distributed systems :D )


In emulators and the like I always see it written as CPS1/2/3, so why not "the book of CPS1"?


I do talk a bit about the CPS-2 in it. Especially the outstanding on-the-fly 68000 .text decryption system that pretty much closed the market to bootleggers (it was only cracked decades later).


I expected it to be about CP/CMS on an IBM VM/SP operating system.


I think a book describing only CP systems would be valuable. There are very few AP systems that make sense and CA systems are a lie.


Imagined that the author must have dropped the A because all CAP is not possible !


Happy Thanksgiving!


Same to you! Thanks for all the resources you've supplied over the years, it's been great reading and research for my hobby projects :)


Thanks for doing what you do!


Just purchased - I loved the Game Engine Black Book Doom, and as someone who's always been fascinated with the CPS-1 and CPS-2 and the arcade scene that I just missed as a kid, this is even more up my alley!


Thank you!


Ordered this two days ago on Amazon and it arrived just an hour ago to my door step. Very happy!

Does Amazon keep a certain level of stock across in counties the globe? If so how is the stock quantity calculated per country and city? Or are they printed on demand?

Thanks Fab! Added to the bookshelf along with your Doom and Wolfenstein books. Can’t wait for the next.


I think they print on demand and limit orders based on how much they can print. Total extrapolation, I have no inside knowledge.

Thank you for your kind words about the book. If I ever write another one it would be about the SNES and Zelda III.


> If I ever write another one it would be about the SNES and Zelda III

Please do, that would be absolutely brilliant.

Out of curiosity, how many hours approximately did you put in to both research and write CP-SYSTEM?


One year, approximately 12 hours a week. Super roughly 52x12 = 624 hours.


Oh this looks awesome!


The cover is reminiscent of K&R 2nd edition.


It was done on purpose as an homage.

I loved to read K&R when I got started with C. The sight of the cover brings up so many good memories.


I still have my copy from 1988 somewhere. Classic book and format.