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« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2016, 08:54:14 AM »

Good point... Can you remind me what the difference is?

I'm assuming they're basically the same, but referred to in different ways.
-The CPU that executes the instruction set.
-Files that require the instruction set. (But isn't the instruction set itself.)
-Etc.
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« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2016, 01:35:54 PM »

the little v is a reference to a whole CPU architecture/serie. Like the X in a intel architecture number X000.
ARM7TDMI is one of the CPU's in the v4T set. Very old.
This is a good list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ARM_microarchitectures

Oh and apparently, the CPU of the DS is even older than the GBA in comparison.
ARM7TDMI: 1998 - GBA release: 2001
ARM946E-S: 2000 - DS release: 2005.
Damn.
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« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2016, 05:07:02 PM »

Thanks... Although, in the original post (previous page), I wasn't referring to it with the v, however, that is nice to know about.
I was just simply referring to it as ARM7/ARM9, because that's the way I've seen it labeled. Any of the more extreme specifics, I haven't looked into yet. (Don't really need to know it for hacking, I suppose... I think terminology has been one of my weaker points so far...)

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Oh and apparently, the CPU of the DS is even older than the GBA in comparison.
ARM7TDMI: 1998 - GBA release: 2001
ARM946E-S: 2000 - DS release: 2005.
Damn.
The GBA was released in Japan on March 21, 2001.

Interesting... However, that may sound reasonable....
-Cut costs by using an older system you were already testing before the new architecture...
-The GBA could have been made before release.../ Millions of GBAs could have been manufactured before "release"....
-And nobody can know when new bugs are introduced in new versions... (Of course, the GBA does have bug(s) anyway, but...)

There's a Python class that has people using an older version of Python instead of the newer one... so it can be thought similar to that as well.
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« Reply #93 on: November 14, 2016, 06:26:32 PM »

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(Don't really need to know it for hacking, I suppose... I think terminology has been one of my weaker points so far...)
And to an extend, that is not really bad. Especially in the CPU world there are to many different terms going around, often synonymous or way to detailed.
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Interesting... However, that may sound reasonable....
-Cut costs by using an older system you were already testing before the new architecture...
-The GBA could have been made before release.../ Millions of GBAs could have been manufactured before "release"....
-And nobody can know when new bugs are introduced in new versions... (Of course, the GBA does have bug(s) anyway, but...)
Yeah it is. Most console also use this principle. (PS3 excluded they had their own special CPU made, which turned out to be a very awkward thing, but getting a hella lot of topic here).

Update: I'm almost done with a very small assembly demo.
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« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2016, 06:48:20 PM »

I agree...

WORD is probably one of the big ones... Some groups think it is 16-bit, others, 32-bit. - Really dislike how that terminology works...
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« Reply #95 on: November 14, 2016, 07:00:30 PM »

WORD is probably one of the big ones... Some groups think it is 16-bit, others, 32-bit. - Really dislike how that terminology works...
Pfff yeah what nonsense that is.
Especially in x86. Every instruction is bound to a word size, but some can deviate. Sad
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