|High Level Language vs Assembly email@example.com (2001-02-17)|
|Re: High Level Language vs Assembly firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Granville) (2001-02-22)|
|Re: High Level Language vs Assembly email@example.com (Kevin Szabo) (2001-03-08)|
|Re: Re: High Level Language vs Assembly firstname.lastname@example.org (Orlando Llanes) (2001-03-10)|
|From:||Orlando Llanes <email@example.com>|
|Date:||10 Mar 2001 15:48:42 -0500|
|References:||01-02-094 01-02-101 01-03-056|
|Keywords:||design, performance, comment|
|Posted-Date:||10 Mar 2001 15:48:42 EST|
On 8 Mar 2001, Kevin Szabo wrote:
> So, look at the skills you are picking up. Look at the jobs section
> of your local paper and see how many of those jobs you can possibly
> apply to with 'mainframe assembler' experience. Looking at my paper
> (the Ottawa Citizen) I can say the answer will be ZERO!
There is no such thing as a useless skill.
For example, what I learned from optimizing Assembly Language has
helped me make my HLL code much more efficient.
Also, don't forget that in the computer industry, old technology has a
way of finding itself back in the market. For example, the M68k is
obsolete right? No one in their right mind would program in it right?
Well, the PalmPilot uses a [generally speaking] M68k.
Another example, the 386 is dead right? Well, there are certain
handhelds on the market that use the 386 chip.
[This has drifted too far away from compilers. Re useless skills, I think
I could still toggle PDP-8 code in from the switches, if I could find a
PDP-8 with switches. -John]
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