bit-slice and microcode discussion list
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Aug 23 12:47:52 CDT 2019
> From: Jon Elson
>> On 08/22/2019 12:47 PM, Tom Uban via cctalk wrote:
>> On a possible related note, I am looking for information on converting
>> CISC instructions to VLIW RISC.
> I think it might end up looking a bit like the optimizers that were
> used on drum memory computers back in the dark ages.
I dunno; those were all about picking _addresses_ for instructions, such
that the next instruction was coming up to the heads as the last one
The _order_ of execution wasn't changed, there was no issue of contention
for computing elements, etc - i.e. all the things ones think of a
CISC->VLIW translation as doing.
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