RISC is an abject failure.

1 Name: Anonymous 2018-07-25 21:32
RISCs are designed for C and UNIX, which means they make everything else slow even if we knew how to do it fast for 50 years. CISC features like like segmentation and powerful instructions are discouraged in x86 today and most are banned in 64-bit mode. The bloat in x86 is from SIMD instructions and the other bullshit they keep adding, not from CISC. The "complex" in CISC means the instructions themselves are complex, i.e. they do a lot, not that there are a lot of instructions or that it's complicated to use them. Branch delay slots and multiply-step instructions are RISC. Even the "thin clients" are powerful enough to run a real OS (better than UNIX) with real software. It sucks how wasteful everything is. They don't care if their software sucks, whether it's bloat, crashes, exploits, or lack of design. These are all symptoms of the same problem and the root of why C and UNIX suck. They don't fix ls or bc or any of those other broken shit "tools" because they don't care if they're broken. They don't replace null-terminated strings because they don't care if strings are useful.
2 Name: Anonymous 2018-07-26 12:32
How do you specify the length of a string if it isn't terminated with some special signal such as a null character?
3 Name: Anonymous 2018-07-28 17:17
have you seriously never heard of a vector
4 Name: Anonymous 2018-07-29 01:30
I understand it as mathematical jargon for a list of scalar values.
5 Name: Anonymous 2018-07-29 20:38
Trillions of devices use ARM.
6 Name: Anonymous 2018-08-02 21:39

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