[RC5] keyrate stabilizing?

Basil A. Daoust basildaoust at home.com
Thu Oct 18 17:33:30 EDT 2001


waldo kitty,
   
I'm not doing machine coding these days but I think you have confused rotate and
shift.

The slow P4 rotate, could not a shift + add back the overflow do the same thing?

Basil

waldo kitty wrote:
> 
> maybe you're not aware of all the places and function that the rotate
> instruction can be used? i dunno... what i do know that that in my bit
> twiddling days, the rotate instruction came in very useful and many
> situations where one wouldn't likely think to use it... of course, power
> of twos multiplication and such are one main use...
> 
> and why do you, also, classify it as a useless command??
> 
> <<SIGH>>
> 
> Bruce Wilson wrote:
> >
> > | -----Original Message-----
> > |
> > | guess that goes to show that intel is in bed with and just as
> > | stoopid as
> > | microsoft and the rest of those cronies ;-(  and to think, they were
> > | once the leaders and innovators in this industry... i guess that with
> > | their "conversion" of computers to (little more than)
> > | toasters qualifies
> > | them for knowing what is needed in today's programs <<SIGH>>
> >
> > I fail to see how reducing support for a relatively useless command
> > (which just happens to serve our purposes especially well, but has
> > little use elsewhere) in order to make the rest of the commands more
> > efficient is "stoopid".
> >
> > __
> > Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
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> >
> > "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur."
> > (Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
> >
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