RedEye9 wrote on Dec 2, 2021, 20:31:
This will make the b.i.g. BoP'er happy.
Very happy. Otherwise, ARM will disappear in to the folds of Nvidia's fat jowls and things like the Pi and other SBCs will either became more expensive or start to disappear. The only other SBC friendly ISA is RISC-V but it is nowhere near the shape that ARM is in.
When the movie Hackers
came out, there was a line in it that went "RISC is going to change everything." My friends laughed at it and then laughed at me when I stated that it was true. Yet, here we are, 26 years later and it has come to pass. Your phone? RISC. Your tablet? RISC. Your console? RISC. Your PC? If you're running AMD, RISC. Your smart devices? RISC. CISC is as dead-end a technology as the internal combustion engine.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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