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I got used to it. The 8086 was the second CPU I learned assembly for (the first was the 6909). While I never did like it as much as the 6809 or 68000, it still had its charms (and I liked it more than SPARC assembly).

> I liked it more than SPARC assembly

Now that's interesting. What is the deal there?

Not him, but I'm guessing it's because SPARC looks a lot like the GAS/AT&T Intel syntax -- lots of 'noise' in the form of % and $ everywhere. It also has branch delay slots and not-so-intuitive operand ordering, register windows, and all the other RISC features that look like they discourage using Asm, as a big part of the philosophy was "use a compiler".

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