Re: CUP/LEX has limitations

Martin Ward <Martin.Ward@durham.ac.uk>
3 Jul 2005 09:43:05 -0400

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From: Martin Ward <Martin.Ward@durham.ac.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 3 Jul 2005 09:43:05 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-06-115 05-06-142 05-07-011
Keywords: Java

On Sunday 03 Jul 2005 01:23, John wrote:
> [Ten years ago 64K still seemed like a lot of memory. -John]


More like *twenty* years ago 64K seemed like a lot of memory.
Ten years ago 64Mb seemed like a lot of memory.
Today, 64Gb seems like a lot of memory.


On Thursday 30 Jun 2005 15:01, glen herrmannsfeldt wrote:
> IBM's z/OS, for a 64 bit architecture, currently limits code to below
> the 2GB line. There has been discussion on that limit, but I don't know
> that anyone has a convincing case.


We never learn, do we?


--
Martin


Martin.Ward@durham.ac.uk http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/ Erdos number: 4
[The z/OS limit at least has the excuse of code compatibility with the 370, from
30 years ago when 2GB really was a lot of memory. -John]



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