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MIX

MIX is a hypothetical computer used in Donald Knuth's monograph, The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP). MIX's model number is 1009, which was derived by combining the model numbers and names of several contemporaneous, commercial machines deemed significant by the author. (“MIX” also represents the value 1009 in Roman numerals.)

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MIX - Architecture - Instructions
... MIX programs frequently use self-modifying code, in particular to return from a subroutine, as MIX lacks an automatic subroutine return stack ... MIX programs are typically constructed using the MIXAL assembly language for an example, see the list hello world programs page ...

More definitions of "mix":

  • (noun): An event that combines things in a mixture.
    Synonyms: mixture
  • (verb): Mix so as to make a random order or arrangement.
    Synonyms: shuffle, ruffle
  • (noun): A commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients.
    Synonyms: premix
  • (verb): Add as an additional element or part.
    Example: "Mix water into the drink"
    Synonyms: mix in
  • (verb): As of electronic signals.
    Example: "Mixing sounds"

Famous quotes containing the word mix:

    No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.... No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    One could laugh at the world better if it didn’t mix tender kindliness with its brutality.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Vices enter into the composition of virtues as poisons into the composition of certain medicines. Prudence and common sense mix them together, and make excellent use of them against the misfortunes that attend human life.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)