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- Subject: Re: [OT] 8-bit machines (was: double vs float vs int)
- From: Joseph Stewart <joseph.stewart@...>
- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:48:39 -0500
This makes me wonder if anyone has ever build a 6502-alike with the
first page as on-chip SRAM?
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 14:43:58 +0100, Enrico Colombini <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
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