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Mar
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comment How are basic functions implemented in a programming language if they are not built in?
@MichaelT I'm incapable of imagining things like how the code to convert a string to a number or a number to a string would be written. Or what isnum would look like. I was never talking about how built-ins are implemented.
Mar
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comment How are basic functions implemented in a programming language if they are not built in?
@MichaelT Exactly. How are these functions, that one would think would be built-in, not built-in? That's what I'm asking and the examples I've given you are what I have in mind.
Mar
23
comment How are basic functions implemented in a programming language if they are not built in?
@rwong No, I am talking about functions like strlen or ToString in languages like C# or C.
Mar
23
comment How are basic functions implemented in a programming language if they are not built in?
@MichaelT Functions implemented in a programming language's standard library are not built-in, though.
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comment How are basic functions implemented in a programming language if they are not built in?
@5gon12eder It's not broad when you consider I'm asking what the general method is.
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revised How flexible can hardware get?
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comment How flexible can hardware get?
So that would mean CPUs that could control a display directly without having to pass instructions to a controller. I imagine that would add alot more complexity to the software, just as doing away with terminal mode would require more logic for a program to print words to the screen.
Jan
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comment How flexible can hardware get?
I added a sentence explaining that further third one further. I mean eliminating the use of controllers and centralizing the system. And can't a disk be sectorless? The term doesn't imply that there is no way of addressing information at all. In regards to executing at the first address, there is usually a limit to the size of the first bootloader.
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