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Article: Wolves in CISC Clothing
By: anon y pus (a121.delete@this.hotmail.com), January 7, 2004 4:48 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Paul DeMone (pdemone@igs.net) on 1/7/04 wrote:
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>José Javier Zarate (jzaratae@unav.es) on 1/7/04 wrote:
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>I didn't say other ISAs couldn't be supported. I meant
>that other ISAs couldn't be supported as efficiently
>as x86. The Crusoe hardware isn't neutral, it is highly
>organized around emulating x86. The Crusoe is far from
>being a "universal processor".
>
>Can a Crusoe support MC88000 comparison result generation
>as efficiently as x86 status code generation? Can Crusoe
>support VAX FP formats and semantics as efficiently as it
>does x87?

Obviously VAX FP format is very different from that of x87; but MC88000 is/was a standard RISC like MIPS or Alpha, which can be emulated quite well on a VLIW.
I don't see how the Moto MC88000's comparison result generation is non-standard or strange?!? The RISC method of comparing two registers and writing the result into a third is efficient and easily supported by VLIW.
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