[TUHS] Article on 'not meant to understand this'
dot at dotat.at
Mon Jan 16 21:19:00 AEST 2017
Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
Rob Pike observed on Twitter:
> The article misses an important fact: A few years later we understood it
> well and could do it much simpler.
> We are always learning, and that comment was as much a note to the
> author as to the reader. Now, stack switching is almost trivial.
> A similar thing happened a generation earlier figuring out subroutine
> (function) calls. Whole books were written. Now it's an instruction.
f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/ - I xn--zr8h punycode
South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger: Variable 4, becoming
southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in South Utsire and Forties.
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north Forties. Occasional rain or
drizzle. Good, occasionally poor.
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