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Choosing between portability and innovation

Choosing between portability and innovation

Posted Mar 2, 2011 21:05 UTC (Wed) by mezcalero (subscriber, #45103)
In reply to: Choosing between portability and innovation by rfunk
Parent article: Choosing between portability and innovation

Don't mix up portability between CPU architectures and between OSes. This article is about the latter. Portability between CPU architecture is relatively easy and unproblematic in userspace, and much less of a headache (unless you hack assembly). I have no issue with CPU portability.


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Choosing between portability and innovation

Posted Mar 2, 2011 21:19 UTC (Wed) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054) [Link]

In the Free Software world, I actually think the two types of portability are similar, have similar benefits, and both important; they're both platforms on which our code runs, and ideally can be swapped out underneath. But only one sentence of what I wrote was about CPU portability.


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