Gmail eats Python

Larry Martell larry.martell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 16:53:12 CEST 2015


On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:51 AM,  <random832 at fastmail.us> wrote:
> 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).


6809 was the best machine language.


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