Language for the ages
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Thu Oct 20 14:47:24 CDT 2005
On 10/20/2005 at 3:30 PM Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
DING! Give the man a seegar!
Back when I was fooling with 16-bit micro processors, I first looked at the
National PACE and then the CP1600 (there weren't too many choices back
then). I wirewrapped up an S-100 board for each. CP1600 had a nice
architecture, but a screwy 10-bit wide instruction word (even though data
was 16 bits). So instructions that should have required only 2 words
actually took 3. The PACE was just too weird for me--and both were really
slow, particularly when run off of an 8 bit bus.
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