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Re: why i like assembly
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Subject: Re: why i like assembly
From: Rick Jesse <javajava56@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:54:58 -0600
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We finally got to watch "Hidden Figures" last month.  I felt really, really old when one of the ladies checked a book from the library to learn about FORTRAN.  That movie was based in 1961.....FORTRAN was my FIRST compiler.  YIKES, I'm OLD!

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On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 2:28 PM, Tom Beattie <tom@tombeattie.com> wrote:
Willie did you type in a bunch of machine code from Compute's Gazette for the word processor that they published (among other things)  I too am a VIC20 refugee.  I still have a C=64. =)



On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 6:21 AM, Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com> wrote:
That reminds me of when I first discovered the difference in speed between BASIC (on the Commodore VIC20) vs "Machine Language", back in the early 80's. I was blown away. :)

We are so spoiled, nowadays. ;)

Willie...


On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 1:22 AM, dave allen <crtech-mail@reyware.us> wrote:
had a routine written in 'c' to search for stuff in the ftp log on our linux server, which is currently going on 17Mb.

it was taking a 'long time' so i wrote it in assembly (intel). intel has a special instruction to look for chars. that helped.

old time was 1.415 sec. new time is 0.020 sec. 70 times faster. now i get the result as soon as i hit the Enter.

dave

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