Secret Assembler Mnemonics

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 11:35:51 MDT 2008


Charles Curley wrote:
> http://phoenix.goucher.edu/~kelliher/cs220/funnyassembler.html

This list leaves off one of the most famous instructions:

HCF - Halt and Catch Fire[1]

Although based on apocryphal lore, several processors really did have
this undocumented instruction which would, for all intents and purposes,
end all useful processing by putting the processor in a tight loop.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halt_and_Catch_Fire



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