Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 18:08 UTC
General Development "Newer software does try to be sexier by doing flashy things such as the talking paperclip. This causes a tendency for the software to bloat to the point of saturation, i.e. until it performs at barely acceptable speeds. But application programming seems to get worse with faster processors. Even with more memory, faster disks and multiple CPUs, your average web application runs slower. Is it possible that the faster hardware has made us worse programmers?"
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RE[5]: Not so simple
by Luke McCarthy on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 23:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not so simple"
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Edited 2006-03-22 23:56

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RE[6]: Not so simple
by sappyvcv on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 23:56 in reply to "RE[5]: Not so simple"
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2005-07-06

Um.. what? I looked around and didn't find any information on OCaml being handled on a hardware level.

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RE[7]: Not so simple
by Luke McCarthy on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 23:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Not so simple"
Luke McCarthy Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry I mis-interpreted you post. I though by "hardware level" you meant "not in a VM".

I remember reading about garbage collector hardware once.

Edit: For example:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22A+performance+analysis+of+t...

Edited 2006-03-23 00:06

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