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Re: [Gm2] Re: data alignment is now possible

From: Fischlin Andreas
Subject: Re: [Gm2] Re: data alignment is now possible
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:26:18 +0200

Dear John,

Indeed John, but AFAIK that is not really the issue here or at least not the 
one to which I responded to. Portability among platforms vs. programing close 
to the hardware was in my understanding the issue. I believe it is not much 
disputed that we face here conflicting objectives. However to resolve this 
dilemma by arguing "programing close to the hardware" should be "banned" from 
Modula-2 is IMHO not the optimal answer either. My philosophy is to stay away 
from low level programing as much as possible. But when it becomes necessary to 
get close to the hardware, then it is good to have a Modula-2 implementation 
that allows you do that and moreover, that does that in a well defined manner. 
I believe alignment is one of those crucial elements needed in these situations.


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On 24/Jun/2010, at 13:29 , john o goyo wrote:

> In his message, Iztok had a good comment:
>> I would be really happy if the regressions were passed on arm and  
> some other RISC architectures
>> before this stuff has been declared as really working !
> Some years ago, Wise Old Henry of Zoo wrote: "Eschew the vile heresy  
> that all the world's a VAX."
> Nowadays, one should replace VAX by x86.
> john
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