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GeneralRe: Before the internet Pinmemberlewax0020-May-13 7:50 
GeneralRe: Before the internet PinprofessionalRavi Bhavnani20-May-13 8:35 
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NewsControlling Raspberry Pi via text message PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-May-13 10:07 
News1983's wonderful "Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners" PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-May-13 10:06 
GeneralRe: 1983's wonderful "Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners" PinprofessionalMatthew Faithfull19-May-13 10:38 
GeneralRe: 1983's wonderful "Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners" PinprotectorMarc Clifton19-May-13 10:39 
GeneralRe: 1983's wonderful "Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners" PinprofessionalMatthew Faithfull19-May-13 11:12 
People are always looking for the easy way to to hard things. Some tools do make the job easier others just make it easier to do badly or easier to do only if you're doing it exactly as the tool designer envisaged which you almost never are if you're doing something new.
 
Z80 machine code I could handle, it was human scale and the addressing modes were simple. Intel's mess on the other hand I'm still struggling with. Overall I always found really low level programming too slow, like a really stiff typewriter it could never keep up with my thought processes or I couldn't slow them down that much and remain creative. I too started with BASIC and that was cool until you ran out of RAM or you ran out of variable names you could remember to keep unique.
I moved directly to C++ without going via C really in order to get scoped variables. OO was just introduced another kind of scope which was great and namespaces gave me yet another scope dimension. I never really needed or wanted anything more than that.
I remain determined that the next time I return to Web development on my own account there will be C++ and the Web Server de jour and nothing else on the server side. Pure HTML from templates on the client side and anything and everything else will be autogenerated. I'm stubborn like that Smile | :)
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
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GeneralRe: 1983's wonderful "Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners" PinprotectorMarc Clifton19-May-13 11:41 
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