Good books in computer science?
ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Jun 21 21:52:55 EDT 2009
In message <mailman.1928.1245616909.8015.python-list at python.org>, Phil
> What I can say is that for scientific/engineering calculations the RPN of
> KDF9 was Great because assembler was no harder than using algol60 for the
> calculations part of the problems I worked on.
Unfortunately, we had to learn the hard way that machine instruction sets
must be designed for efficiency of execution, not ease of use by humans.
Stack-based architectures, for all their charm, cannot match register-based
ones in this regard.
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