the VAX may have the instruction for evaluating polynomials, but have you seen how many JUMPs the pdp-10 has?!

(i am pretty sure the vax actually has the same or more numbers of jump instructions)

@gewt it amuses me that modern GPUs often have fused-multiply-add but no separate add and multiply instructions, because they spend *so* much of their life evaluating little polynomials. :)

Sign in to participate in the conversation
San Junipero

Private instance for madeline (@gewt)