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Re^2: Frivolous function names

by davies (Parson)
on May 20, 2005 at 12:34 UTC ( #458944=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Frivolous function names
in thread Frivolous function names

IIRC, some of the old 68xx processors had undefined opcodes. Most of these were effectively NOP, but at least one sent the processor into a mad series of loops,and could be stopped only by powering the machine down. I always heard it called "HCF", standing for "Halt and Catch Fire". I never saw it for myself, but it had its fifteen minutes of fame.

Regards,

John Davies

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