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This weeks choice is the book Programming the Powerpc (New Technology Building Blocks) by Dan Parks Sydow, Don Sydow found on shelf Computer programming
Review of this book:
First of all, this book isn't about programming the PowerPC. It's about programming the Power*Mac*. And I am not simply being pedantic about the fact that IBM's platform isn't out yet. There are lots of interesting tidbits here about the concepts and details that make machines with the new chips backward- compatible with the MacOS. Lots of non-programmers might find this of interest as it explains some pointers on RISC, CISC, superscalar architecture, Toolkits, emulation and native modes, cross compilers and fat binaries. Even if you are referring only to the chip itself, this is not about programming the PowerPC. The discussion operates at a very high language level, and never deals with machine, or even assembler, coding. It doe... .
(Review by Rob Slade)
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