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- Subject: Re: [OT] 8-bit machines (was: double vs float vs int)
- From: Enrico Colombini <erix@...>
- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 14:43:58 +0100
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
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.