Algol vs Fortran was RE: VHDL vs Verilog

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Feb 9 13:19:24 CST 2010


On 9 Feb 2010 at 13:00, Dave McGuire wrote:

>    Our processors have registers, ALUs, and memory locations...not 
> objects.  (iAPX432 notwithstanding)  Constructs that don't map to 
> that paradigm are going to be inefficient, to a degree that 
> corresponds to how badly they match the paradigm.  And objects don't 
> map to it at all.

How about GOTO-less CPUs?  Do any exist that completely lack a jump 
instruction of any sort (I'm not counting those where PC is mapped as 
a general register)?

--Chuck



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