Fri, 5 Apr 1996 18:43:08 -0500 (EST)
On some network somewhere in cyberspace, Dr. J. Van Sckalkwyk transmitted:
> Precisely. You cannot build an OS using bricks made of shit, and that
> unfortunately seems to be what most non-assembly programmers are
> trying to do! I believe that what we should do is FIRST cut
> everything to the bone, define the minimum (core) of "symbolic
> assembly language" instructions that we need (some of which might
> appear strangely "high level"!!), implement some sort of microkernel,
> THEN define our "HLL" goals and system considerations, [e.g. pre-
> emptive multitasking, polymorphism, encapsulation..] and go for it!
> Ultimately we would have lower levels that are completely transparent
> to high-level weenies, and that are readily legible and modifiable
> should real human beings want to fix things.
> [Or am I in a minority of one?]
No, there's at least two of us here.
-spc (You need a solid foundation if you wish to build anything
significant ... )