[rescue] x86 power question

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 02:04:30 CST 2006

Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> 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.

I use vi.  Although I still remember most of the XEDIT hotkeys.  And I 
*think* I can remember most of my VSE JCL.

I write Java code nowadays, but I cut my teeth on assembler under VSE. 
Mainframes kick ass.

Peace...  Sridhar

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