Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stack-checking a program that will execute in orbit (link)

For those of us that were raised with Z80 CPUs, it is abundantly clear that we are living in "times of plenty"; most developers no longer have to think about things like "fitting into memory" or "having enough stack space". Moore's Law provided orders of magnitude of improvements in both CPU speeds and memory sizes; so big in fact, that resource-wasting virtual machines dominate our everyday software, and we don't even feel it.

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