Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 22:54 UTC
General Development "In this tiny ebook I'm going to show you how to get started writing 6502 assembly language. [...] I think it's valuable to have an understanding of assembly language. Assembly language is the lowest level of abstraction in computers - the point at which the code is still readable. Assembly language translates directly to the bytes that are executed by your computer's processor. If you understand how it works, you've basically become a computer magician." More of this, please.
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RE[4]: Why 6502 vs x86?
by DeepThought on Wed 11th Jul 2012 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why 6502 vs x86?"
DeepThought
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2010-07-17

No, meant it seriously. ARM11 is quite outdated.
Of course it's my opinion based on what I see and hear in my jobs. Not statistically based.

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RE[5]: Why 6502 vs x86?
by zima on Wed 11th Jul 2012 12:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Why 6502 vs x86?"
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2005-07-06

...then it's quite a jump to say "not widely used" - it still ships a ton (just not any more in top smartphones for example). "Quite outdated" doesn't mean much if it's perfectly good enough (and much less expensive, with how ARM licenses older cores)

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RE[6]: Why 6502 vs x86?
by DeepThought on Wed 11th Jul 2012 14:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Why 6502 vs x86?"
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2010-07-17

Well, I am a bit biased. When talking about 6502 and Raspberry Pi, I am thinking of hobby or embedded projects.
So far, besides mobil phone market, I really never saw or heard of projects using ARM11.
But of course, my view to the embedded market is limited.

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