From: Professor Dredd (profdredd_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2002-04-18 07:37:22
No real controversy here. Simple fact is that for most applications and common usage, the 1MHz speed of the 8-bits is quite sufficient. I do agree that the SuperCPU (for example) is a great boon to developers, especially for large projects, because it significantly decreases development time. Many developers have used cross-compilers (like cc65) to meet their need for faster compiling/assembling and because they need more sophisticated tools than are available for 8-bits. A faster processor in the target system enables it to be a realistic platform to host these tools and facilitate development of larger projects. In the same vein, many more applications for high-speed processing exist. I believe Commodore developers have only scratched the surface of these possiblities and hope to see more. --- Steve Judd <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Marko Mäkelä wrote: > > Who really needs more processing speed for > > their 8-bit machines? > > Ahem, those of us who use the real thing for actually > doing/accomplishing > stuff -- assembling (and testing), GEOS, JOS, utilities, > telecommunications, and so on. The computer is much more > than a toy. ===== http://www.geocities.com/profdredd __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - online filing with TurboTax http://taxes.yahoo.com/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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