FriedOrange79 wrote:It sounds like the textbook author could have invented those terms. I'd suggest that it's basically a shorthand way of saying the 8080 has more registers and the instruction set is geared more towards doing operations on the registers; while the 6800 has only two accumulators and one index register, so the programmer must rely upon the memory more. The 'register-oriented' versus 'memory-oriented' distinction isn't really a dichotomy (such as von Neumann versus Harvard architecture), just a way of boiling down the differences between those two CPUs.
I'm just starting out in most of this. This is why I ask these questions here