Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Mon Apr 22 01:43:17 2002

OK ... I said

:: This is true if you've got a set of software tools that really exploits the
:: hardware effectively. Few do that. The result may be that you have a bit
:: software that works well on one platform but not so well on the others, and
:: perhaps very badly on one or two.

and this was in the context of portable coding

so I meant that while you may have software that creates really pretty decent
code for one platform, that same source code may not produce as good a product
on another, and, in fact, may produce pretty bad code for yet another set of
hardware. There's plenty of evidence of that, at least according to people
with whom I routinely interact.

I personally code in assembler for the MCU's I use and occasionally use a
compiler if I have an environment where timing is not critical all the time
and where it's easier to use logic spelled out in 'C' or Pascal. That often
means that interrupt code is written in assembler while message generation or
communication code is produced by a compiler. Portability is seldom an issue
for me.

As for what I do with my computer(s), I use 'em as tools to earn a living,
which I've managed for quite a while now. I don't play games much, unless I'm
waiting for some other task to finish.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner" <spc_at_conman.org>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 12:05 AM
Subject: Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

> It was thus said that the Great Richard Erlacher once stated:
> >
> > Since the former thread title was <OT email response format> I'd point out
DEC Alpha but I'm not aware of what it could be.
> -spc (And I have to wonder what you actually use computers for ... )
Received on Mon Apr 22 2002 - 01:43:17 BST

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