Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: NetBSD/vax Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2001 13:40:52
On June 25, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Intel hasn't produced a decent design since the 8085, but the people
> You call the 8085 "decent"?!?!?!? It wasn't even close to decent!!!
> They've all been hacks ever since the 4004!
Ahh, good flame bait. ;) I'll just say this: I like the 8085.
> I think *every* other microprocessor design ever done (except maybe the
> silly little 6502 that I so dearly loved) was better than anything Intel
Good lord, the 6502? I actually like to have some REGISTERS in my
processors, thank you. ;)
> ever came up with. Of course I liked the RCA1802 once I figured it out,
> so what do I know! ;-)
Yes, the 1802 is very interesting, isn't it?
> Now if Western Electric were still building real CPUs they might even
> have given the Alpha a run for its money.... Before WE32000's made it
> onto a single die though the National Semi CPUs were the most awsome!
Yes, but those were some WEIRD designs.
> Of course they all paid homage back to the VAX....
...which is newer than most of the processors that we discussed
above, strangely enough.