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Why are registers named so short - EAX, EBX,...etc They could have easily made the names more
descriptive rather than encrypted like that.

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  • $\begingroup$ They are very descriptive, once you know the history. $\endgroup$ – plop Mar 22 at 14:15
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    $\begingroup$ Better than register_the_first, register_the_second, register_the_third etc. $\endgroup$ – gnasher729 Mar 22 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ They are descriptive. For example, SP stands for stack pointer. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Mar 27 at 15:08

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