Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: NetBSD/vax Discussion List <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
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.

        -Dave McGuire