On Saturday 17 April 2004 15:30, Dan MacMillan wrote:
> From: Daniela
> Sent: April 17, 2004 04:50
> > OO languages can be optimized differently than non-OO languages, and
> > when you translate one language into another, this advantage gets lost.
> I challenge you to defend this claim with a specific example.

I don't really have a specific example, but it's quite the same with human 
languages. The more often a text is translated, the more useless information 
gets added to it. And if the original text is beautifully written, it is 
often total crap when you translate it back.

> > I would rather say, assembly is fast and can be portable, if it's done
> > properly.
> How does one properly do an assembly language program for the x86
> instruction set (for example) so that it will run on a StrongARM?

I only mean that if you do it right, you can write code that can easily be 
made to run on similar architectures, or different operating systems.

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