[Python-Dev] One more dict trick
Eric S. Raymond
Thu, 31 May 2001 23:54:33 -0400
Tim Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Agencies we can't talk about would like them as big as they can get them.
> Each vector register in a Cray box actually consisted of 64 64-bit words, or
> 4K bits per register. Some "special" models were constructed where the
> vector FPU was thrown away and additional bit-fiddling units added in its
> place: they really treated the vector registers as giant bitstrings, and
> didn't want to burn 64 clock cycles just to do, e.g., "one" conceptual xor.
You've got a point...but I don't think it's really economical to build that
kind of hardware into general-purpose processors. You end up with a camel.
You know, a horse designed by committee?
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