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186 or 286 (Miscellaneous)

posted by cm(R) Homepage E-mail, Düsseldorf, Germany, 24.02.2009, 10:46

> > > - 186/286 optimizations at most (useless for 99% of the world)
> >
> > What did you expect from a 16-bit compiler ? 8086 is enough :-)
>
> AFAICT, even 286 is not really supported, only 186.

In fact, the 286 didn't add much to the Real Mode instruction set. Most extensions usually called 286 are in fact 186 extensions.

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