Posted Aug 6, 2010 0:25 UTC (Fri) by caliloo (subscriber, #50055)
In reply to: Whack-a-droid by marcH
Parent article: Whack-a-droid
I meant energy is now a resource in the same sense that memory and cpu time are. Critical for usability, easy to ruin by non versed programmers if let completely free for access. You have to police -somewhat- its use, like cpu and mem are.
By raising such safety handrails near the cliff edge, you lower the barrier of entrance for new programmers on your platform, they have less to learn.
Who cares now of real to virtual memory translation amongst the app developpers ? not many people.
Who cares of releasing the CPU in a non interactive batch script. Not many people now.
Well it'd be nice if the same could apply to energy, in my opinion.