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Jan
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answered How do you manage your knowledge base?
Jun
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Jun
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comment Why does C dominate in the embedded software market?
Back in the day, I wrote a lot of software for the PDP-11, but not in C. Instead, we used Pascal. I didn't use C until I started developing for the 8051 microcontroller. A PDP-11 had 64K of RAM, but an 8051 had exactly 128 bytes (not kBytes). BTW, a PDP-11 ran at 16 MHz. You could overclock it by unsoldering the 16 MHz crystal, and replacing it with an 18 or 19 MHz one. However, when you did this, you ran the risk of burning up the CPU.
Jun
15
awarded  Teacher
Jun
15
answered Is python a good choice to develop UIs? If so, wxPython or Tkinter?
Jun
15
answered Why learn hexadecimal?
Jun
15
comment Why learn hexadecimal?
Back in the Elder Days, before the use of programmer's calculators, we used octal numbers for assembler programming, because you could do arithmetic in octal by hand. I did a surprising amount of addition/subtraction and conversion to/from octal using a pencil and paper. This was fairly easy in octal, and not possible by mere mortals in hex.
Jun
15
answered Coding standards and coding style, is it that much important?