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So what was 4-bit about the Central Air Data Computer?[edit]

From a quick look at the architecture paper for it, it had 20-bit floating-point numbers and 20-bit instructions. It may have come out before the TMS 1000, and thus be considered "the first microprocessor", but that's not particularly relevant to a page discussing 4-bit processors in particular. (It also was a multi-chip microprocessor, so the TMS 1000 remains the first single-chip microprocessor, as the article says.) I'll remove the information about it from here unless somebody can come up with a good reason to include it. Guy Harris (talk) 22:53, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

Hello! How about renaming the article to "Four-bit architecture" or something similar? According to the Manual of Style, numbers smaller than ten should be spelled out, while "4-bit" is actually a compound adjective and as such doesn't fit well as an article title. Thoughts? — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 07:27, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

That'd make it different from all the other "N-bit" articles, for almost all of which N >= 10, so that MOS:SPELL09 doesn't apply to the others. Yes, "N-bit" might be a compound adjective, but it's the conventional way that something N bits wide is described. Guy Harris (talk) 10:22, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
On second thought, you're right, "4-bit" is simply a term on its own so it should be better to leave everything as-is. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 11:52, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

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