On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 12:03:17PM +0000, barry(a)e-allen.me.uk wrote:
In article <4D4BE8BB.7040000(a)druck.org.uk>, David J. Ruck
> Coding in assembler is a big disadvantage for any sizeable amount of
> code. You wont find any modern web browser written in assembler, it
> would be insane.
Perhaps that is the only way that a programmer knows? I think that
StrongEd is written in Assembler and I don't think that Fred Graute,
the current maintainer, knows any 'C'? Or perhaps he is just insane..
:o)) Or perhaps I'm wrong..
Insane's it. There was /some/ reason to write applications in assembler
when all we had were 4MHz ARM2s. These days we don't, and we also have
freely-available high-quality compilers. Writing things in C is
/significantly/ easier than assember assuming it's not just some trivial
toy. And it also means your code is useful elsewhere.
Talking about the performance of NetSurf, a journalist on the Ziff Davis
Network recently said NetSurf is one of the fastest web browsers you'll
(Although the chap is clearly confused about something, as he thinks
plug-in support is a web standards compliance issue.)