Reproduction micros

Lars Brinkhoff lars at
Thu Jul 21 15:39:22 CDT 2016

Liam Proven <lproven at> writes:
> On 21 July 2016 at 16:45, Lars Brinkhoff <lars at> wrote:
>> I have both the ARM and the 6502 instruction sets very fresh in my mind
>> right now.  I don't see how the ARM could be a 6502 knockoff, even
>> without that sauce.  Care to explain in more detail?
> This is a matter of historical record, AIUI.

I know it's a widely circulated claim, but I haven't seen much evidence
for it.  The link you posted above says "Sophie maintains that "inspired
by" isn't the right choice of words."  In which case I suppose
"knockoff" is even less right.

I'm just genuinely curious exactly which features of the 6502 and ARM
instruction sets people think are so alike?  Please, name specific

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