[vcf-midatlantic] Working on a historical microprocessor exhibt

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Sun Feb 9 20:57:29 EST 2020

On 2/9/20 8:47 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 2/9/20 8:41 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> The 6809 is my favorite 8-bit CPU, and it had some significant machines, but I’d still
>>> probably have to admit that it’s just an extended 6800, if you’re worried about space.
>> I think you'll find that they are as different as the 8085 vs the 8088.
>> Keeping it short, the 6809 is a much nicer processor.
>   emacs!!

And yes emacs is a better ... er, editor ... ;-)

The comparison for the 6809 was between the 6800 and the 6809. The addition of extra
instructions and registers made it easier for the 6809 to run multiple processes.
The 6809 and the 6800 were not binary compatible.

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