In computing, the SEX assembly language mnemonic has often been used for the "
Sign EXtend" machine instruction found in the PDP-11 and many other computer architectures. A computer's or CPU's "sex" can also mean the endianness of the computer architecture used. x86 computers do not have the same "byte sex, as HC11 computers, for example. Functions are sometimes needed for computers of different endianness to communicate with each other over the internet, as protocols often use big endian byte coding by default.
Ross: RISC will woo designers from CISC. (Roger Ross of Ross Technology) (reduced-instruction-set computers and complex-instruction-set computers)
May 04, 1989; Ross: RISC will woo designers from CISC AUSTIN, TX--The complex-instruction-set-computing, or CISC, era of [mu]Ps is like the fin...