> > Since when did it take more than a GB of RAM and 4GB of disk to host > > an IDE ? > > I think that was Emacs 23.
No, that was "Eight Megs and Continuously Swapping". I.e. in an amazingly large and expensive Sun Workstation with 8 *megabytes* of RAM, emacs would still make the system page-fault at a high rate. Those young 2nd-graders just don't know what they're missing... Why in my day, we had to disassemble 6502 machine language just to peek and poke the screen into high-resolution "character graphics" mode. We had to put little pieces of tape over the holes in our punch-cards to save paper. Solar powered gigabyte WiFi Linux machines? Our school's calculators had neon NIXIE tube displays! John _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel