[lug] Next subject, please?

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 15:55:24 MDT 2020

Rob: tried on Firefox and Chrome, in Linux, obviously. Forever is an
hyperbole, obviously, I lost patience and closed it after 1 minute. I
retried now in Chrome and it booted in two minutes.  But then it takes
"forever" (5.1seconds) to compile an hello world with gcc ;-)

Jeff: I second Rob's reply. Thanks. Have you though to write a book with
all the anecdotes you know?

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 3:35 PM Rob Nagler <nagler at bivio.biz> wrote:

> Davide: I ran it in Safari and Chrome, and boot takes about 10 seconds on
> my Macbook. Which browser are you using?
> Fabrice Bellard (https://bellard.org) is definitely an amazing hacker
> (ffmpeg, qemu, etc.). Looking at the code of the C compiler is very cool,
> because you see how he makes use of specific Javascript constructs that map
> directly to assembly
> Jeff: Funny about Stallman and POSIX. Classic rms. Thanks for that
> anecdote.
> Rob
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