there is hope for tiny code!

Kevin Handy kth at srv.net
Fri Apr 14 14:57:17 CDT 2006


Richard wrote:

>OK, in some threads I've seen the curmudgeons shake their head back
>and forth and bemoan how people don't write finely tuned hand assembly
>code anymore.
>
>Well, not so!  Apparently all of you except Trixter :) are unfamiliar
>with the restricted size demo.
>
>Browse around these places and then you can't tell me there's noone left 
>who understands how to squeeze cycles out with careful thought!
>
><http://www.256b.com>
>    interesting programs in 256 BYTES or less!
>
><http://wildmag.de/compo/>
>    interesting programs hosted in a web page of 256 BYTES or less!
>
><http://www.pouet.net/prodlist.php?page=1&type=64k&platform=Windows&order=views>
>    interesting programs in 64K bytes!  While the first two don't have
>    sound, the 64K size routinely has original music, 3D graphics
>    that'll blow your nuts off :-) and lots of cool eye candy.
>
>All of these are free for distribution and download!
>
>There are some interesting things happening in the past few years in
>the "4K" category as well.  Some people have managed to squeeze in an
>original music score, decent 3D scenes and a running time of several
>minutes without getting boring.
>  
>
Ok, how about a 45 Byte Linux Elf executable

http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/software/tiny/teensy.html

I don't know if it will run on current versions of Linux, but it did once...



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