Harvard vs. vonNeuman

From: Tom Peters <tpeters_at_mixcom.com>
Date: Tue Sep 28 18:58:45 2004

I use a lot of self-modifying code: Perl scripts that generate HTML code!

Maybe that doesn't count...

At 11:43 PM 2/10/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>It was thus said that the Great ben franchuk once stated:
> >
> > I have yet to see a good use for self-modifying code. Other than
> > subroutines and interupts placing data into a code segement the only
> > self modifying code I have seen was for the 8088.
> Back when I took Assembly langauge (8086) at college, I used
>self-modifying code in one of the assignments (the teacher and I didn't get
>along and this was my attempt at getting a "rise" out of the teacher). The
>assignment was to sort a list of numbers in ascending or descending order
>(depending upon user input) so I simply changed the jump instruction after
>the compare in the sort routine. It saved either two copies of the routine
>(differing in only a single instruction), a complicated logical nest in the
>middle of a sort routine, or using a callback routine.
> As far as I can recall, that was the *only* time I've ever done
>self-modifying code.
> -spc (And it seemed like a good reason at the time ... )

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