Gmail eats Python

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Wed Jul 29 16:51:13 CEST 2015


On Sun, Jul 26, 2015, at 07:48, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> At first, there was only the machine language. Assembly languages
> introduced "mnemonics" for the weaklings who couldn't remember the
> opcodes by heart.

To be fair, x86 is also a particularly terrible example of a machine
language, from the perspective of someone imagining being expected to
memorize it. Compare it with PDP-11, which had eight registers and eight
addressing modes and a whole lot less to memorize (since each of these
appears in every instruction as a single octal digit).


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