[parisc-linux] Architecture string change

John David Anglin dave@hiauly1.hia.nrc.ca
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:36:11 -0400 (EDT)

> One more vote for 'parisc'.  Is anyone counting?
> I haven't seen good, clear reasoning yet as to why 'parisc' does not
> adequately fit the requirements and 'hppa' does.

From an early version of the HP Precision Architecture and Instruction Set
Reference Manual, 

  HP Precision Architecture is the framework for Hewlett-Packard's HP3000/900
  and HP9000/800 computer systems.  It is an extension of the architecture
  principles of the Reduced Instruction Set Computer(RISC).

The main point is that the Precision Architecture is an extension to the RISC
concept.  The parisc label implies that it is RISC and not an extension.

From a practical standpoint, I wouldn't like to see hppa dropped.  Thus,
I vote for no change.

J. David Anglin                                  dave.anglin@nrc.ca
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