[Novalug] Packages v. ports v. source -- WAS: Editors, indispensible features thereof.
william at trilug.org
Mon Mar 29 07:31:05 EDT 2010
Going off on yet another tangent...
I agree that learning Assembler to learn how to program is not a good
idea. I do believe (having taken a digital logic course which used x86
Assembler as part of the course material) that it is quite instructive in
the practice of how circuits, op codes, etc., work.
On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Bryan J Smith wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-03-28 at 17:39 -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> I see LFS as not so much as a Dismal Failure, but more as a Missed
> LFS is just LFS. I don't see a negative. I just don't see much of a
> need to push people towards LFS when Gentoo exists. You can learn most
> of what you need to know about Linux components by getting into Gentoo.
> It's much like I don't recommend people bother learning assembler for
> '90s (and later) superscalar processors, as C targets are almost always
> more optimized than what people could possibly learn with assembler. C
> teaches you the same level of computer organization.
> In both cases, people who think otherwise haven't dove into the real
> internals, and are still clinging to either assumptions and/or outdated
> Bryan J Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org>
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