Re: Quality of VAX compilers

Ken Rose <kenrose@tfb.com>
15 Jun 2006 15:00:28 -0400

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From: Ken Rose <kenrose@tfb.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Jun 2006 15:00:28 -0400
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References: 06-06-009 06-06-027 06-06-034
Keywords: architecture, history

Tom Linden wrote:
> the Alpha instruction set left a lot to be desired


As one who amuses himself with both compilers and processor design, I'm
curious what shortcomings the Alpha instruction set had. I only looked
into it a little, and that a dozen or so years ago, but it looked pretty
nice then...


Thanks


  - ken


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