Orthogonality and contrivedness

Peter C. Wallace pcw at mesanet.com
Sun Jan 4 12:53:35 CST 2009


> To me it's perfectly obvious that the MSP430 is PDP-11 like, and
> in some ways even more orthogonal than the -11. The CP1600 was
> substantially less orthogonal, more Nova-like with some
> of the registers obviously intended for index use.

Actually its much more TMS9900 like than PDP11 like (addressing modes, 
machine code layout, number of registers)
not surprisingly since its from TI

> Tim.

Peter Wallace
Mesa Electronics

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