[TUHS] SPARC is CRAPS spelled backwards.
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Sep 25 22:12:12 AEST 2018
> From: Arthur Krewat
> Also, granted, to this day you can still use only 8-bits of a register:
Yeah, but that's not totally useless; lots of byte-organized data out there in
the world, e.g. ASCII strings. 16-bit data, less so, although there is some in
networking protocols (checksums, ports, etc - although the checksums you
_compute_ using bigger chunks).
(Not a defense of the x86 instruction set, mind!)
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