From: Jakma, Paul (Paul.Jakma at domain compaq.com)
Date: Fri 29 Oct 1999 - 14:59:44 IST
> No, really, CISC is cool. You get to go right down
> to the metal and _still_ use a "high-level language" :-)
it is cool in a way. And about going to the metal: bloody weight of those
VAX CPU boxes. jeez!
> Of course, the CISC vs RISC argument is moot anyway:
saw that. but the argument has been pretty apparent for a while i think. eg
Alpha's are supposed to be the epitome of current "RISC". Yet they have a
pretty hefty microcode layer, PALcode, through which you access the cpu. ie
Alpha instructions are really PALcode functions.
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