shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com
Wed Jan 4 20:49:47 CST 2006
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:
> > Yep, I don't think I ever saw them inside E&S either. I saw a PS390
> > and plenty of ESVs, but I never saw a VS8000. The internal name was
> > "Shadowfax", IIRC.
> Was it? I thogght I read somewhere that a custom chip in the PS390 that
> removes stairsteps from diagnonal lines, etc, was called the Shadowfax chip.
Best code names always mix part of a conceivably relevant but incorrect
technology/geographic area that is already known to be involved in
something superficially related,
just to confuse everyone. e.g. Manhattan Project (really nowhere
near manhattan), Tubealloy (had nothing to do with alloys for tubes),
Radiation Lab (was Radar, not nuclear) etc. just to pick 3 from WWII.
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