Code Generation (register byte,

hdc at trsvax hdc at trsvax
Thu Dec 5 09:16:00 AEST 1985

/* Written 12:02 am  Nov 26, 1985 by opus.UUCP!rcd in trsvax:net.lang.c */
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They didn't start calling th 68000 family 32-bit processors
until the 68020, in spite of having 32-bit registers and 32-bit
add/subtract/logical instructions all along.

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   Actually I think Apple was guilty of promoting, vigorously, the idea
that the 68000 was/is a 32-bit processor.  In comparing the Mac to the
IBM PC, their literature has "32-bit" plastered all over it.  Personally
I like the title of one of Motorola's manuals, "M68000 16/32 Bit 

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