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Offline nick65go

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Machine code programming, lost art
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:55:16 AM »
How funny when new powerfull CPU needs more bloated programs to justify their need for updates; no corelation between Intel(-igence USA) and M$(-windows USA)  :P
you wonder why Rusia or China have created their own procesors for army, hospitals, etc (just in case of...)

from https://indeedably.com/self-inflicted/
50 years ago all programmers had this gift. It was a core skill. A prerequisite to competence.
When Margaret Hamilton led the NASA programming team that wrote the control programs required to put a man on the moon, it had to run in just 64 kilobytes of memory.

By way of comparison, the “smart” TV in your family room contains more than 30,000 times the amount of memory that was available to NASA. If you’re anything like me, the most productive thing you’ve done with all that computing capacity is watch Game of Thrones!

Today an alarming number of programmers couldn’t write the simplest of “Hello world!” programs within NASA’s constraint.