Stack Machines

dwight elvey dkelvey at
Sun Oct 22 13:21:14 CDT 2006

>From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at>
>Stack machines have been with us at least since the early 60's.
>There must be a reason that when it comes to applications needing raw
>performance that no manufacturer adopts the model.

Take any machine from the 1990's and write a routine that
can sort 1K 16 bit integers in 19.2ms. That was done on a
stack machine running with a 4 MHz clock!
A machine that blends the best parts of stacks and
registers is actually the best.
It has never been about how good the processor is. It is
mostly marketing.

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