Re: the bitslice method

Trent Piepho (xyzzy@u.washington.edu)
Thu, 29 May 1997 12:47:30 -0700 (PDT)


On Thu, 29 May 1997, Berlin Family wrote:
> well, they are improving though.
> Pentium II has 40 general purpose + 8 mmx registers (and mmx deals with 64
> bit integers in its calculations)
> AMD K6 has 48 general purrpose + 8 mmx registers.

But can you actually use them in your code? The P6 may have 40 registers,
but it does dynamic register allocation to decide how to assign the 8
semi-general registers to them.

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