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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-21 15:33:32

"Victor A. Wagner, Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At Monday 2002/10/21 11:05, you wrote:
> > > [snipped]
> > > I think I miss the ability to detect 'carry' more than 'overflow' tho
> > >
> >Definitely!
> >
> >Is there any architecture without a carry flag?
> >If not, how come we can't use it?
> >
> >Sometimes I miss the good old asm days :-)
> I guess because the people who designed (<rant>I use the term loosely here w/ respect to C</rant>)
> the language didn't understand the problem (unlikely, IMO) or it wasn't part of the problem domain.
> I do note that they _did_ go out of their way to make it convenient to write for the "auto
> increment/decrement" locations the PDP machines (the only machines _I've_ personally seen which have
> that 'feature', unless you count the Univac 110x auto increment index feature).

This conversation is now way off-topic for Boost. Please take it elsewhere.

                    David Abrahams
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