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From Alexei Kosut <ako...@leland.Stanford.EDU>
Subject Re: alloca (was Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/modules/standard mod_log_referer.c)
Date Mon, 25 May 1998 01:31:45 GMT
On Sun, 24 May 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> > people to buy computers that make sense. Whose bright idea was it to give
> > the x86 only 16 registers anyway? SPARC has 40. PA-RISC chips have 72. And
> > those are only the integer ones.
> 
> x86 has 6 that are of general use, and 2 that typically have hardwired
> uses (%esp, %ebp).  It would be heavenly to have 16 registers... maybe
> you're thinking of 680x0.

When I type "info registers" into gdb, it lists 16 entries. That's what I
was counting. Is that wrong?

-- Alexei Kosut <akosut@stanford.edu> <http://www.stanford.edu/~akosut/>
   Stanford University, Class of 2001 * Apache <http://www.apache.org> *



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