Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd May 2013 10:15 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "In the past few weeks, I've managed to find a bit more free time to work on Haiku. As per usual, the lion's share of this time was spent on improving our integrated debugger. As such, I thought I'd give a brief overview of what's been added, and how it can be useful."
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anevilyak
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2005-09-14

Purely out of curiosity, may I ask what it is you work on that requires regularly dealing with assembly?

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

anevilyak,

"Purely out of curiosity, may I ask what it is you work on that requires regularly dealing with assembly?"


Actually it's not very regularly. The last all-assembly project I did may have been 5 years ago. Now a days I use it more for microbenchmarking and optimization here and there, specifically in terms of cryptographic function implementations. It's much faster and less error prone to use an assembly debugger to visualize and step through code flows instead of trying to keep track of everything on paper, especially when comparing to code outputted by a compiler.

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