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Re: /etc/disktab on vax

There are also the fact that people writing modern SW often do not care about execution speed, since it anyway is fast enough on modern hardware.

-- Ragge

I will chip in with my 5c here (no more 2c in .au is in use). I quite enjoy writing my software both hobbyist and work on at most 40MIPS (CISC/RISC doesn't matter for the purposes of this argument as the difference is trivial compared to current monster machines available at local super market). I like to do this because:

1) If I make a speed improvement in the code or worse a decrease in performance and memory usage, you really notice the drop in execution speed.
2) Less distractions.

Eg, on my dining table there's a gorgeous VAXStation 4000-m90 + BA350 shelf. A ZetaSBC (CP/M) and an 11/70 in the other room with a large quantity of other older systems. It's very relaxing to sit in the lounge at the table, away from the distractions and work on things.


 Al Boyanich
 adb -w -P "world> " -k /dev/meta/galaxy/ksyms /dev/god/brain

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