vintage computers in active use
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu May 26 12:42:08 CDT 2016
>> "According to the report, the US treasury also needed to upgrade its
>> systems, which it said was using "assembly language code - a computer
>> language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware
>> for which it was developed"."
On Thu, 26 May 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Assembly is still used on many lower-end MCUs. It still offers a big
> bang for the buck, particularly on minimal hardware.
> "typically tied to hardware"? Can anyone cite a case where it was not?
C Programming Language? :-)
I had words with Clancy and Harvey. While need may be diminshed, there is
never a complete elimination of the need to pay attention to, and optimize
near, the level of hardware.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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