FPUs for small computers (Was: What to download for a PDP-8)
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Wed Oct 17 12:21:40 CDT 2007
On 17 Oct 2007 at 12:09, Jim Battle wrote:
> Finally, I recall seeing an article where somebody took a pocket
> calculator chip and essentially poked simulated keystrokes at it and
> then decoded the LED driver output to determine the answer. It was very
> slow, though, so all it saved was the space of the floating point
> library code.
I remember that one. It may have been an early issue of Byte. I
also wondered at the time if any speed was gained over just running
plain old x80 code.
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