Re: mnemonics (was: Who owns computer languages?) (A Johnstone)
13 Nov 1997 23:37:59 -0500

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From: (A Johnstone)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 13 Nov 1997 23:37:59 -0500
Organization: Royal Holloway, University of London
References: 97-11-043 97-11-057
Keywords: assembler, comment

A probably-ignorable observation:

Gregory Bond ( wrote:
: Intel
: MOV src, dst
: became the Zilog
: LD dst, src

I've always hated MOV as a mnemonic, even though I love PDP-11's where I first
used it. The data doesn't move, it is _copied_ so that after the instruction
the dst contains a copy of the src. Whenever I design a new processor I use
CPY dst,src for this operation.


Dr Adrian Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Computing, Computer Science Dep,
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England.
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[This is certainly the last messsage on this particular subtopic. -John]

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