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Re: anyone know the origin of the word 'insn'


On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 10:13:22AM +1100, Marty Hauff wrote:
> I'm in the process of preparing a research paper describing some work I
> have been doing with GCC and would like to satisfy myself as to where
> this name came from?  Does any one know? Is it an acronym, abreviation
> or just someones desire to create a word with one fewer vowel than would
> be necessary for all of us to know how to pronounce it.

"insn", abbreviation of "instruction", pronounced (by me anyway)
as \'in-s[^&]n\.  (See m-w.com for pronunciation guide.)



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