Re: Re: High Level Language vs Assembly

Orlando Llanes <>
10 Mar 2001 15:48:42 -0500

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From: Orlando Llanes <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 10 Mar 2001 15:48:42 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
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 For example, the M68k is
obsolete right?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.

See ya!
Orlando Llanes
[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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