Link Details

Link 829607 thumbnail
User 937563 avatar

By johnesposito
Published: Aug 06 2012 / 23:33

We are often told that the hardware doesn't care what language a program is written in as it only sees the compiled binary code, however this is not the whole truth. For example, consider the humble Z80; its extensions to the 8080 instruction set include instructions like CPIR which is useful for scanning C-style (NULL-terminated) strings, e.g. to perform strlen(). What other examples are there?
  • 6
  • 0
  • 541
  • 573

Add your comment

Html tags not supported. Reply is editable for 5 minutes. Use [code lang="java|ruby|sql|css|xml"][/code] to post code snippets.

Voters For This Link (6)

Voters Against This Link (0)

    Apache Hadoop
    Written by: Piotr Krewski
    Featured Refcardz: Top Refcardz:
    1. Play
    2. Akka
    3. Design Patterns
    4. OO JS
    5. Cont. Delivery
    1. Play
    2. Java Performance
    3. Akka
    4. REST
    5. Java