Why Python is like C++

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sat Dec 21 20:05:42 CET 2013


On Saturday 21 December 2013 13:57:37 Tim Chase did opine:

> On 2013-12-21 08:43, Tim Chase wrote:
> > Then there's the 6502 assembly on that Apple with its 2 user-facing
> > registers (plus the Instruction Pointer and Stack Pointer), so I
> > guess you could say that it has 1-bit variable names ;-)
> 
> Doh, forgot momentarily that the 6502 had X, Y, and A, making THREE
> registers.  ooh, the luxury of 2-bit naming conventions! :-D
> 
> -tkc

And the HD63C09EP kicks them both clear out of the game. Too bad Hitachi is 
to this day, contractually enjoined from even admitting that the new 
registers it sports, or the new, much faster instructions it supports are 
actually in the chip. Like how about a 32 bit value, divided by a 16 bit 
value, 39 clocks worst case?  In a supposedly 8 bit cpu.  Lots of little 
surprises in that 40 pin block of epoxy that was supposed to be a work-a-
like of the Motorola MC6809EP.

Cheers, Gene
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