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branch and hang

branch and hang in Technology
humour
(BRH) Originally a mythical instruction for the IBM 1130 at Indiana University.
Later some real examples were discovered. The Texas Instruments TI-980 allowed all addressing modes with all instructions, including Store Immediate Extended (stores the value into the extension word of the instruction) and Branch and Link Immediate (makes a subroutine call to the same instruction -- Branch and Hang).
Compare HCF.
(1997-02-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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