Totally OT, but frustrated.....
trixter at oldskool.org
Sat Mar 26 00:31:03 CST 2005
Eric Smith wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>>I fully disagree; compilers output assembly. As long as there are
>>compilers, there will be assembly.
> Some compilers output assembly. But many output only machine code,
> which is NOT the same thing.
The point is that humans understanding low-level machine code is and always
will be around. Saying that assembly is "dead" or "near death" is just
short-sighted. I know several people other than myself in professional
programming positions who use assembly all the time for critical inner loops
where the compiler either doesn't optimize correctly, or doesn't know how
because the program drives a new piece of hardware.
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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