Reproduction micros

Pete Turnbull pete at
Wed Jul 20 11:42:27 CDT 2016

On 20/07/2016 16:44, Paul Koning wrote:

> It is true that a few RISC architectures are not very scrutable.
> Itanium is a notorious example, as are some VLIW machines.  But many
> RISC machines are much more sane.  MIPS and ARM certainly are no
> problem for any competent assembly language programmer.

Indeed.  I've written a modest amount of assembly language code for 
MIPS, and a bit more for ARM, and I didn't find either at all 
inscrutable.  Yes, be aware of pipelining and branches and so on, but 
it's not hard.


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