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Date: Fri Apr 24 17:35:04 1998

On 1998-04-24 said to
   :> I have: 1802, SC/MP, 6800, 6809, NEC D78PG11, 8748/9, 8751,
   :>8080/8085, z80, z180, z280, z8002, z8001, 808x, 8018x, 80286,
   :>80386, 80486 and the micro version of minis 6100(pdp-8),
   :>6120(PDP-8+EMA) TI9900, PDP11(T-11, F11, J-11).

   :Showoff :-) No 8008? I always wanted a 4004 (anyone listening out
   :there, that's a hint) and an SC/MP. Anybody remember Fairchild F8's?

remember, no. heard of, yes. the Great CPU list is a wonderful thing...

   :> Now something with a MIPS chip, ARM, sparc or some such would be
   :>a great addition of a real RISC processor.

   :Well, I've got all of those, and my favourite is the ARM. I've had
   :to write MIPS assembler, and it's not great fun.

most risc processors are not fun to program in assembler. some risc
chips - notably the novix and a few other forth cpus - look like murder
to program. however, one of the design criteria of the arm was that it
was to be easy to program in assembler - and the instruction set
certainly suggests that it should be.

(not having one, we can't say "it is", but hopefully that will be
remedied before too long.)
Communa (together) we remember...             we'll see you falling
you know soft spoken changes nothing             to sing within her...
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