Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 04:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Quick - name the most important personal computer of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those of you who mentioned the legendary Apple II - that's fine. I respect your decision. Forced to think objectively in 2012, I may even agree. But if you just named Radio Shack's TRS-80, you made me smile. Your choice is entirely defensible. And back in the TRS-80's heyday, I not only would have agreed with it but would have vehemently opposed any other candidate."
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RE[8]: Nothing special
by zima on Sat 11th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Nothing special"
zima
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2005-07-06

Assembler was fast. So each time anything but Assembler is used I get the feeling things aren't as effective/fast as they could be.

Looking at what programmers are mostly out there, who we can afford, how much we are willing to pay them, asm is infeasible. Usually, better for the code to be high level (that's also the case with C++ vs .NET)

Remember, 80+% of drivers think they are above average, and 95% of programmers think they are in the top 5%.

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