[TUHS] Article on 'not meant to understand this'

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Jan 16 21:19:00 AEST 2017

Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:

> http://thenewstack.io/not-expected-understand-explainer/

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.

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