On: raising the semantic level of a program

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Jun 28 15:32:02 CDT 2020

On 6/28/20 12:39 PM, ben via cctalk wrote:
> On 6/28/2020 12:06 PM, dwight via cctalk wrote:

> Since I am working on a 1970's style computer ( blinking lights,
> front panel,core memory, big rack with I/O devices) currently
> being emulated in FPGA,I have been looking things from that era
> rather than the modern stuff. It is sure hard to find a 16 or 32 bit cpu
> that has simple byte accessing from that era. That may
> be one of the reasons the PDP 11 and/or Unix developed the growth
> of more modern software and programming ideas.

Why is byte-granularity in addressing a necessity?  It's only an issue
if you have instructions that operate directly on byte quantities in memory.


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