pete at dunnington.plus.com
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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