[FoRK] ridiculous project
andy at hexten.net
Mon Jul 8 02:02:45 PDT 2013
On 8 Jul 2013, at 09:33, Sean Conner <sean at conman.org> wrote:
> I personally prefer the Motorola 6809 (if I had to use an 8-bit CPU).
> Nice design---two 8-bit accumulators (that can act as a 16-bit accumulator),
> four 16-bit index registers (all can be used interchangibly, except that one
> also acts as the stack pointer) and the ability to write position
> independant code. It's a shame it was never as popular as the 6502, 8080 or
AFAICR 6809s were stupidly expensive compared with the others, particularly 6502.
Z80 and 8080 were nasty in the same way modern Intel architectures are.
6502 was cheap and nice. I think that's engineering.
Andy Armstrong, Hexten
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