[prog] Sample implementations of UNIX utilities.
Robert J. Hansen
cortana at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 28 12:44:18 EST 2002
> Really? I don't know anyone who's working on a degree in computer science
> or some forms of engineering who hasn't had a course which required assembly
My alma mater has gone to an entirely Java-based curriculum. C/C++ are
never used. There's one class which uses Scheme, but other than that
it's all-Java, all the time.
The only Assembly exposure they receive comes from a simulated RISC
processor running in a JVM. Even by RISC standards, the simulated
processor is very simple.
By comparison, when I went through the course we learned Assembly for
Alphas. (Ooooh. 256-bit quadwords. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice.)
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