Does this group have an FAQ posted somewhere?
It would have to be Frequently Argued Questions.Quote:> Does this group have an FAQ posted somewhere?
We even had a thread on just such a topic, go check it out on
Google. I know I and Del Cecchi contributed humorous but not entirely
unfactual submissions. I forget which thread it was.
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The closest thing I know of to a comp.arch FAQ is John Mashey's RISC vs. CISCQuote:> Does this group have an FAQ posted somewhere?
Aside from the RISC vs. CISC frippery, are there other topics in this group
that would really benefit from an FAQ? (shades of the canonical comp.arch
subject list from a few months back) If so, how would the FAQ differ from
the book "Computer Architecture a Quantitative Approach" by Hennessy and
Patterson? (maybe the first line of the FAQ should instruct to reader to
buy the book and read the first three chapters).
- Jeff Dutky
The FAQ has to include debunking of major crackpot topicsQuote:> [...] If so, how would the FAQ differ from
> the book "Computer Architecture a Quantitative Approach" by Hennessy and
> Patterson? (maybe the first line of the FAQ should instruct to reader to
> buy the book and read the first three chapters).
> - Jeff Dutky
> > - Jeff Dutky
> The FAQ has to include debunking of major crackpot topics
> in comp.arch, such as asynchronous circuits (what was the
> name of the former SunLab director who had this idea fix?
> He was replaced by Papandopolou IIRC). Such things are not
> illuminated by H&P at all.
By all means debate it with those guys.
Without wishing to engage in an argument, there are folk out there
putting significant size asynchronous circuits into products, in
significant numbers. The major player I'm aware of is Philips, whom I
expect are hard-headedly commercial about it. There are others.
-- Jim Garside
There is a somewhat outmoded, very _alternative_ FAQ still on-line atQuote:
> Does this group have an FAQ posted somewhere?
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12. Request for FAQ?