CISC processor

CISC processor:

see RISC processorRISC processor
[Reduced Instruction Set Computer], computer arithmetic-logic unit that uses a minimal instruction set, emphasizing the instructions used most often and optimizing them for the fastest possible execution.
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For example, a CISC processor might have an instruction to add data in one memory location to data in another memory location.
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That current RISC and CISC processors are poor hosts for higher level languages perpetuates the motivation to widely deploy lower levels of programming, including C and C++.