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Jan
6
comment Is Assembly still relevant?
You forgot to add that now computers run Javascript (Chromebooks). To me that progression is pretty sad but true.
Jan
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Jan
6
comment Capitalization convention in assembly?
@jpaugh I don't think assemblers really care, but lowercase does seem to be the "standard".
Jan
6
comment Assembly Language being used in Aircraft System
I the end, writing assembly means less machine code overall if you know what you're doing, and you know pretty much exactly what the resulting machine code will look like; you don't have to trust a compiler to get it right for you.
Jan
6
comment Assembly Language being used in Aircraft System
@JörgWMittag perhaps the instructor meant that you have full control over what is going on, rather than having to rely on a compiler and several libraries.
Dec
16
comment Compiling OpenGL Assembly Language (ARB) assembly code
@Coder That's rather arrogant to assume you can say what someone wants, the OP is obviously asking about ARB-assembly not some abstracted alternative.
Nov
1
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
@ApprenticeHacker same thing I did when I read what hal.dll was. A machine I was fixing once, had a boot issue that stopped it at loading hal.dll I first thought it was a joke on HAL 9000, imagine my disappointment.
Oct
21
comment Why is the use of abstractions (such as LINQ) so taboo?
@WayneM likewise a lot of people would use something similar to what you just said to promote that their ideas over someone else's (being confident that who their talking to simply doesn't get it). In the end both sides are biased, but the OP is about getting hired, not winning the grand DIY/abstraction war. Everyone will have their own opinion, but someone's got to get over it; I'm guessing it won't be the employer in this case. :(
Oct
21
comment Why is the use of abstractions (such as LINQ) so taboo?
@Telastyn Home-grown code is also nice since you know what it does and can fix it at a moments notice. Also, you can optimize for specific circumstances based on your own usage, not an average of everyone's.
Oct
21
comment Why is the use of abstractions (such as LINQ) so taboo?
@gbjbaanb more like Lego's vs custom injection molding; the 'new' in programming is most always built atop the 'old'. Most cases the 'old' is not worse, just less convenient to some people. One can argue that MRIs are, however, intrinsically better than X-rays for the reasons mentioned above.
Oct
21
comment Why is the use of abstractions (such as LINQ) so taboo?
I would imagine that people who "hate depending on anything they didn't hand code themselves" would use C or Fortran instead, or even assembly. And yes, people still do write assembly grc.com
May
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