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AuthorTopic: newb questions, hit the hardware or not?  (Read 14009 times)

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Offline Thorham

Re: newb questions, hit the hardware or not?
« Reply #150 on: July 21, 2014, 03:41:26 PM »
Quote from: psxphill;769490
Do you know that they spent a lot of money on high level language development so they didn't have to rely on someone writing a complex assembly language for the software for those projects?
You're missing the point.

All I'm saying is that it's possible to handle a large project in assembly language and get it right. Possible, nothing else. In fact, it probably isn't easy. Large projects aren't easy, and assembly language will obviously not make them any easier. Doesn't mean it's impossible. Difficult != impossible.

Furthermore, 68k development is a hobby. As such, choosing assembly language on a 68k system is something you do because you like working in 68k assembly language, not because it's the least difficult or the fastest to develop in.
 

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Re: newb questions, hit the hardware or not?
« Reply #151 on: July 21, 2014, 05:49:47 PM »
Quote from: psxphill;769490
I would prefer that you asked for memory that was applicable rather than adding lots of layers which will just slow everything down when you pass the wrong type of ram.
 

What's better in case of a user failing to allocate the buffer from proper memory? a) slowing down the transfer or b) delivering wrong data and/or crashing the system?

What if that's your credit card data that being transfered?
 

Offline LiveForIt

Re: newb questions, hit the hardware or not?
« Reply #152 on: July 21, 2014, 06:05:17 PM »
Quote from: psxphill;769490
I would prefer that you asked for memory that was applicable rather than adding lots of layers which will just slow everything down when you pass the wrong type of ram.


It more efficient to reuse memory then to allocate memory. So if you have API allocates the memory for you, then you can not reuse the memory, then you will need to free it and reallocate memory using the API.