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 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":
- (verb): Mix together different elements.
Synonyms: blend, flux, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
- (noun): A commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients.
- (verb): As of electronic signals.
Example: "Mixing sounds"
- (verb): Add as an additional element or part.
Example: "Mix water into the drink"
Synonyms: mix in
- (noun): An event that combines things in a mixture.
- (verb): To bring or combine together or with something else.
Synonyms: mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate
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