[parisc-linux] Architecture string change
John David Anglin
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
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 email@example.com
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