[Novalug] Historical Assembly, was: Wii iiiiii !!!!!!!
wayned at panix.com
Thu Nov 23 12:56:11 EST 2006
On Thu, 23 Nov 2006, Kevin Cole wrote:
> James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> How many CPUs did you program? I was fortunate to use many,
>> and Intel was by far the worst.
> I liked the quirkiness of the DEC-10 myself. It wasn't my
> first architecture, but remains a favorite. As for the PDP-11,
> for the life of me, I'll never understand the fascination for
> octal, as it made separating a 16-bit number into two 8-bit
> numbers a pain in the ass.
But the octal (of the PDP and the hex of the Vax) translated
into machine op-codes a piece of cake. I think 240 (octal) is
NOP, but since it has been ~20 years I'm probably wrong!
Take care | This clown speaks for himself, his job doesn't
Wayne D. | pay for this, etc. (directly anyway)
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