[TUHS] SPARC is CRAPS spelled backwards.

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Wed Sep 26 01:29:01 AEST 2018

On 9/25/2018 8:12 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > 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!)
>       Noel
Oh, I like 8-bit operations... I use them a lot. Coming from MACRO-10 on 
a 36-bit PDP-10 I used in high school, the move to microcomputers was 
challenging in some ways, but much easier in others. Especially 7 or 8 
bit operations.

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