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71 votes
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Why did C use the arrow (->) operator instead of reusing the dot (.) operator?

40 votes
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How can you run a program that is bigger than RAM?

28 votes

What was the rationale behind 36 bit computer architectures?

19 votes

When and why did high-level language compilers start targeting assembly language rather than machine code?

16 votes

Were later MS-DOS versions still implemented in x86 assembly?

14 votes

What does "jmp *" mean in 6502 assembly?

14 votes

Were there ever 12-, 24-, 48-, etc bit processors?

13 votes

Why did some early CPUs use external math chips?

10 votes

Static memory partitioning

10 votes

Has there ever been a C compiler where using ++i was faster than i++?

9 votes

Can Access Fault Exceptions of the MC68040 caused by internal access faults occur in normal situations?

9 votes

How did the PDP-8 handle strings?

9 votes
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Does the in-code argument passing conventions used on PDP-11's have a name?

8 votes

Could the Intel 8086 CPU have many segments in memory of the same type?

7 votes
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Would a C compiler for the Apollo Guidance Computer be plausible?

7 votes

Were there any computers that did not support virtual memory?

6 votes

Instruction set support for multiplication with a constant

6 votes

Does the Intel 8085 CPU use real memory addresses?

5 votes

Why did some early computer designers eschew integers?

4 votes
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How do microprocessors multiply without a "Multiply" instruction?

4 votes

What CPU architecture was first to implement 'inverted borrow' carry flag during subtractions?

2 votes

pdp11 grace stack, when does grace time end