Monday, September 17, 2007

Quick poll of x86 users

Does anybody care about Factor running on chips older than the Pentium Pro? I would like to start using the "conditional move" instructions which are not present on Pentium MMX and older chips.


sekenre said...

Just keep an unmaintained version in git or Mercurial tagged with "Works on old x86" and if anyone really needs it they can pick it up and start using it.

Also if someone want's to do embedded development on x86 style processors like VIA C7, I'm not sure what instruction set they support but if Factor could cater to that market it might be even more useful

sekenre said...

Oops,I checked the VIA C7 processor specs and it supports full x86 and SSE functionality.