RTX-2000 processor PC/AT add-in card (any takers?)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Apr 10 17:21:08 CDT 2017

On 04/10/2017 02:49 PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. via cctalk wrote:

Thanks for the list--I was aware of the various Java engines and the WD
P-code engine, but had never run into the SCAMP.

> Some architectures that are considered general purpose have included
> features to support specific languages. The original 8086 was good at
> running Pascal, but pretty bad at C, for examle (this was fixed in the
> 386). The National 32016 tried to support Modula-2 (and Ada) which
> forced the 68020 to add matching features, which then were dropped from
> the 68030 as it became obvious that C had won the language wars of the
> 1980s.

Okay, I've got to ask--exactly what made the 8086 unsuitable for C, but
work with Pascal?  I'll admit to puzzlement about this statement.


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