Posted Nov 12, 2005 1:38 UTC (Sat) by yashi
In reply to: Cross
Parent article: Cell Broadband Engine Software Development Kit Version 1.0
> Loosers position: that's what Microsoft's rivals said back in 1980th: PC is too underpowered so better to base development on UNIX stations (your developers already own them anyway!) and use cross-compilation. Microsoft was right then and it's true today as well: if your platform is not self-sustained and your rivals platfrom is then you lose by default.
you just don't see cpu market as a whole. what you see, as it seems to me, is just PC and related hardware.
there is more cpu, including cell-like arch, than PC's. sure MS was right that PC is good enogh to host compiler, but you wouldn't want to run your compiler on your tomtom, iPod, or N770 for serious development. time _costs_ more than hardware or real estate.
it'd be nice to have power to self-compile, but the world isn't like that, at least not yet.
> Rival to Cell platforum is PC!
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