Timecapsule to the past...
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 17:34:00 EDT
> 1. I would have stuffed a million dollars in the time capsule and sent it
> and told them: DO NOT USE THE X86 CHIP!!!!!!
Why? The x86 chip is very good. It is crappy programmers that make crappy
> 4. No assumptions about the video hardware at all eccept the INT 10
> should be made. Additional video cards would be possible because they would
> simply reconfigure themselves to use the next int number up. =) ( Goodbye
> 640 k
The 640k barrier has been gone since ~1984 or so (286), and has been easy to
bypass since 1986/1987 (386).
> most programs of that era were written in ASM, Today they are written in
> the future we can't tell yet but our software must use interfaces that are
> generic enough to use them... Instead of a call based system that uses a C
> calling convention we should use a generic message passing system that
> give a textual message that would then be interprited by the server.
That's incredibly slow. The C calling convention is quite fast and very
simple. In fact, to switch over to text would make for very hard-to-make
programs. Why switch when all the effects are negative?
> Instructions should be simple and generic so that there is less baggage
They already are.
> anyway this is more of a flame against the shortsighted decisions twenty
As I already noticed.. but most of the things you appear to not like are
perfectly fine and have evolved over the past 20 years into good things
(except M$ and all compilers, which are still bad).
- vulture a.k.a. Sean Stanek