External Specification of Behavior
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The RISC processor TOOBSIE is specified externally and internally. The external specification in this chapter is the processor view “from outside” as seen by an application programmer (or the compiler and the operating system). The external specification consists basically of the instruction set. The internal specification in Chapter 6 contains all important requirements and decisions concerning processor structure, architecture, and performance, and is therefore meant for the chip designer; but it is also of interest for the chip user as it explains seemingly arbitrary features of the external specification.
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