"You Won't Believe Who Wins"
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sat Jun 2 12:31:45 CDT 2007
Grant Stockly wrote:
> It students today learned how to program by toggling switches, maybe
> we'd have more people writing tight and efficient code. : )
Would the not be *light* and efficient code instead. In some ways
the OPERATE operation was what made the older computers have
good code density.
With the demise of FORTRAN and the rise of C and PASCAL/ALGOL
style languages you need more addressing modes like R+ and
B+R+# adressing where you have only two addressing modes mostly
Direct short and indirect.
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