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Re: [opensuse] Assembly Language program
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 17:57:44 -0400
  • Message-id: <20070603175744.4e55720e@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 3 Jun 2007 08:08:07 -0700
Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> And the real point for any modern microprocessor is that it's very 
> difficult for human programmers to properly optimize the instruction 
> streams when writing in assembly.

You are absolutely, positively correct, especially when looking at
something like the Itanium. The Alpha and PA-RISC really needed the
scheduler pass. The scheduler would reorder the instruction stream to
prevent stalls and optimize the instruction streams. 

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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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