Real-life optimization work
Posted Nov 8, 2005 8:21 UTC (Tue) by piman
In reply to: Real-life optimization work
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
You forgot to mention bloated things like file permissions and multiple terminals. :)
Also, Unix code (meaning all those things the grandparent eschewed, like malloc and localtime) written in 1989-1991 would take a couple days to port to a modern GNU/Linux distribution. And probably only a few days to port to whatever comes 15 years from now.
So would it do more? Yeah. To start with, it would run in the first place. And without that ability, source code of any size is worthless.
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