On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 20:45:06 -0400
Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote:
> It is NOT a new invention by any means. Motorola's micro-processor in
> the first TRS-80 Color Computer, the MC6809E in the early 1980's was
> built with that in mind. And I've been writing assembly code that
> used it ever since.
> So its only new to the wintel scene. :) I assume moto's patents had
> to expire before anybody else could use it.
And it wasn't new to microprocessors. The DG Nova was using it rather
earlier, and I assume the PDPs had it. And so on...