Reply to post: Re: "Yes, move 0xFF to the register at position IX+0xBEEF"

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Roland6 Silver badge

Re: "Yes, move 0xFF to the register at position IX+0xBEEF"

>and don't need to carry around the whole "ecosystem" of compilers, optimizers, frameworks, deployment infrastructure and consultants.

But when working on bespoke hardware, it is useful to have a precision ruler: Even with the clock speeds being used back in the early 80's, I encountered timing problems where the outermost parts of a circuit board where operating several clock cycles behind the CPU. The ruler helped me to identify which components were affected.

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