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. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"