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nunfetishist: Please, let it go. It was just a joke calling it the CiscPC, it was funny, and attempt to make us laugh. Last time I checked jokes didn't need to be literally true.

The external interface to the pentium whatever is CISC, even though we know that modern day x86 processors do run RISC cores. The case of Crusoe is an unusual one - do you call something by its deep internals or by its external specification? An interesting question, but hardly on topic for this conversation.

If you're going to be a picky sod (and clearly you are), the name RiscPC was a misnomer too, as the ARM processor isn't truely a RISC processor. It's mostly a RISC processor, but like all real work RISC processors it sacrafices principles at times for the sake of performance (e.g., multiple word data transfers).

The CiscPC was a good pun at the end of a nice article. Why you have to try and spoil things I don't know.

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 12/5/04 8:26PM
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