[rescue] x86 power question

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Nov 15 02:00:20 CST 2006

On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 02:47:30AM -0500, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> I code for a living.

That depdends upon how and what you code. If you use a super deluxe
incremental compiler/gui based integrated development environment,
then you need a "real computer".

I learned to write code on a tty and keypunch so I feel most comfortable
using a text editor (MicroEmacs) on an Xterm type window or a text console,
which will happily run on the processor/memory equivalent of a Palm Pilot.

I wrote many lines of low level C code on a Windows NT machine in a DOS box
running edit. 

I have PDD(Aspberger's) so I could churn out 300 lines of tested and
documented BAL code a day on a 3270 using Xedit, but would go nuts if I
had to use visual C.

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