kc5tja | Who said it did? |

SamB | and, back then, that market segment was using 68k or earlier... anyway... |

kc5tja | I'd be happier with 68K, but that's still a CISC architecture, and prone to obnoxiously long instructions. |

action | kc5tja grew up with the Amiga, and even worked for Amiga at one point. I know all about the 68K. :) |

kc5tja | grew up with the Amiga, and even worked for Amiga at one point. I know all about the 68K. :) |

SamB | they are all finite-length though |

kc5tja | SamB: Bzzt -- nope. |

SamB | what? which one is not? |

kc5tja | 68K instructions are variable length, but in chunks of 16 bits. |

SamB | I said finite length |

jcreigh | lol |

kc5tja | I took that to mean uniform length (as with RISC). |

SamB | meaning, as far as I know, there are no prefix words |

kc5tja | But Intel's instructions are also all finite-length. |

sorear | 17/24 |

LoganCapaldo_ | > let fac n 0 = n; fac n x = fac (n * x) (x - 1) in fac 1 (fac 1 15) |

lambdabot | Terminated |

LoganCapaldo_ | What, no get a calculator? |

action | mbishop pokes sorear |

mbishop | pokes sorear |

kc5tja | LoganCapaldo_: If I'm not mistaken, wouldn't 15!! = (15!)! ? Your fac definition doesn't appear to evaluate that. |

LoganCapaldo_ | Sure it does > let fac n 0 = n; fac n x = fac (n * x) (x - 1) in let fac15 = fac 1 15 in fac 1 fac15 |

lambdabot | Terminated |

glguy | lol, you might start a bit smaller |

sorear | double factorial is NOT factorial . factorial 15!! = product [1,3..15] |

LoganCapaldo_ | [1,3 ?? |

glguy | http://mathworld.wolfram.com/DoubleFactorial.html |

lambdabot | Title: Double Factorial -- from Wolfram MathWorld |

sorear | (at least that's what wikipedia said a few months ago) > product [1,3..15] |

lambdabot | 2027025 |

LoganCapaldo_ | :( That number is far too small |

sorear | > [1,3..15] |

lambdabot | [1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15] |

glguy | double factorial of an even number is product [2,4..n] |