The value of assembler language programmers [was RE: Algol vs Fortran was RE: VHDL vs Verilog]
emu at e-bbes.com
Tue Feb 9 19:13:50 CST 2010
Ethan Dicks wrote:
> [ actually a lot of good stuff] ;-)
> 25+ years later, how far have uber-fast machines with uber-large and
> uber-cheap storage really gotten us? Not as far as the raw numbers
> might lead one to think. I can buy a machine that about fits in my
> pocket that has 500 times the memory, 500 times the storage, and has a
> clock that's nearly 500 times faster for 1/500th the cost* - a
> 250,000X price-performance advantage. I think quite a bit of that
> 500x multiplier is getting pissed away before I type a single
> character. Yes it can do more; yes it feels faster. That much
> faster? Not in my opinion.
That's why I love to embedded stuff. And even here, any "reasonable"
Real Time OS of today, can't really boot with 48 kbytes of memory.
Progress I guess ;-)
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