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On Sunday 12 December 2004 22:12, Asko Kauppi wrote:
> The CBM64.. can one call that a register 'set'?  

Actually, the 6502 had a very smart RISC-like design, ahead of its time: it 
could use the first 256-byte memory 'page' (apart from the space used by the 
stack) as a register bank.
(by the way, I learned C with a Manx compiler on an Apple II, complete with 
Unix-like environment)

The 16-bit 65816 also was an interesting CPU. Unfortunately, marketing counts 
lots more than technical prowess (the "Betamax effect") and, alas, this also 
applies to languages.