Z80 Divide by 10
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Tue Jan 29 13:05:12 CST 2008
> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 06:45:46 -0500
> From: M H Stein
> >Some people get rather upset at the lack of symmetry, and lack of certain
> >instructions that might be handy, such as a load immediate into segment
> And some people just get rather upset by _anything_ that doesn't match
> their view of how the world "should" be...
Sigh. As long as it's possible to "get there from here", I don't
much mind how an instruction set's laid out. I'll learn it and learn
to work around the problem areas, such as the lack of an inclusive-OR
instruction on the CP1600, or the weird setup of the RCA COSMAC, or
the asymnetry of <fill in the blank>'s instruction set, or the lack
of a hardware stack on a PDP/8.
If you want strange and asymnetric, try working with a few samples of
the current crop of microcontrollers. You can get used to anything.
In a way, this line of discussion reminds me of an Inuit criticizing
the Tongan language for the lack in the vocabulary for different
types of snow. You work with what you've got.
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