Re: [OT] Learning MIPS ISA using GCC and Debian
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>Subject: Re: [OT] Learning MIPS ISA using GCC and Debian
>Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:19:59 -0700
>>On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 20:55:03 -0400
>>Jerry Stuckle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> I would say that is one of the worst ways to learn MIPS. A good
>>> compiler will have numerous optimizations, and the resultant code
>>> bear little resemblance to the original C. Even if you disable
>>> optimizations, programming style will differ between that
>>> the C compiler and what you write directly in MIPS.
>>> Better to learn the instruction set, registers, etc. without
>>> shortcuts. You'll be much better off in the long run.
>>Thanks for the advice. I guess you're right. I didn't consider that
>>aspect of it.
I concur. I have taught ISAs for both Motorola and Intel and IMO the
best way is to write lots of assembly code.
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