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Re: anyone know the origin of the word 'insn'
- From: Nathan Sidwell <nathan at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Phil Edwards <phil at jaj dot com>
- Cc: Marty Hauff <marty dot hauff at rmit dot edu dot au>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 08:42:25 +0000
- Subject: Re: anyone know the origin of the word 'insn'
- Organization: Codesourcery LLC
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Phil Edwards wrote:
believe it's an abbreviation for "instruction," and although I've only
read it on screen/paper, never heard it aloud, I pronounce it the same
way as "ensign" when I'm talking to myself.
yeah, and I don't like it (the abrev -- talking to yourself all you like!)
My brain insists on abreviating 'instruction' as 'isn' and pronouncing it
'iz-en' ... I make typos in gcc because of that :(
With 'ensign' you given me a Picard complex with all these ensigns running
around 'making it so'.
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The voices in my head said this was stupid too
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