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'PICLIST Digest - 16 Mar 1998 to 17 Mar 1998'
1998\03\18@161752 by ezines

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Automatic digest processor <spam_OUTLISTSERVTakeThisOuTspamMITVMA.MIT.EDU>, you have some
ATTiTudE writing this:
>MOVF        A,w
>MOVWF    B
>
>Is MOVFW really a command in MPASM?

"MOVFW x" is listed in the MPASM Instructions as being a mnemonic for
"MOVF x,W"

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1998\03\18@170326 by ezines

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Automatic digest processor <.....LISTSERVKILLspamspam@spam@MITVMA.MIT.EDU>, you have some
ATTiTudE writing this:
>Andy,
>You are right. Byte started as BYTE after IBM/360 came into life.
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>I want to go back to "bit". As far as I had been learnt it comes from
>English word bit what  means smallest piece/amount of information which
>can not by divided or splitted any more.
>

I understood that it was a contraction of "BInary digiT".

>The origin of nibble is quite obscure.

No it isnt, it's half a byte! (read "bite" as in "eat".)

> I think this is a pure modern
>programmer's jargon rarely being met in literature.

Probably thats true.

>
>Regards
>Blad Cap

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1998\03\18@171209 by ndie Ohtsji [4555]

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I still think they should have continued with the eating theme
and called two bytes a "chomp" and two "chomps" (or 4 bytes)
a "munch".

Hmmmm...I wonder if the naming convention was done just before
lunch???


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