a bit ot

andru sprott andru at btinternet.com
Sun Nov 5 17:26:10 PST 2000


hi all

i'm readin 'the linux kernal' atm and it's interestin learnin
that the cpu has come a long way since the 8086 days. i
recon random accessin memory will be just as quick as
sequential. meanin that memory fragmentation will be a
thing of the past.

i also notice that the old string instructions, like lodsb etc
are slower than mov ax,w mem1; mov mem2,ax. makin
it much easier for compilers to create fast code. hand
crafted machine code looks like becomin history.

andrew
pascal programers never die, they repeat until forever




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