The execute operations—a fourth mode of instruction sequencing

@article{Brooks1960TheEO,
  title={The execute operations—a fourth mode of instruction sequencing},
  author={Frederick P. Brooks},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1960},
  volume={3},
  pages={168-170}
}
  • F. Brooks
  • Published 1 March 1960
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
Instruction S e q u e n c i n g Modes Classically, digital computers have had two basic modes of sequencing instructions. In the first, normal sequencing, each instruction has a unique successor which may be defined by an instruction counter or by a next instruction address within the insm~ction itself. The second mode is the seleetior~ of an alternate sequence by a branching, skipping, or suppression operation. A third mode of sequencing, program interruption, has been recognized more recently… Expand
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