Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jun 2005 12:27 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There are increasing rumors that Alpha might be brought back to life. The Inq sets the big 'if' aside and explores the possiblities: "What if there really is a will to get Alpha back into the changed market? What sort of chip would it have to be to have that good chance of success, if any?"
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by nimble on Thu 30th Jun 2005 14:58 UTC

PowerPC doesn't have flag bits.

I meant it doesn't have implicit flag bits like x86. What it does have is eight condition registers along with compare and test instructions to explicitly set them and branch instructions to act on them.