dmd platform support - poll

Walter Bright newshound1 at
Sat Dec 27 13:29:30 PST 2008

Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Walter Bright wrote:
>> Back in the early DOS days, there was a lot of disdain for the 
>> platform. "Real" programmers used unix workstations, not toy 16 bit 
>> PCs. It turned out, though, that most of the fortunes were made 
>> programming for DOS, and eventually those programs and programmers 
>> migrated to 32 bits and brought the industry with it. DOS was the 
>> "gateway" programming platform.
> Yah but due to other factors than its technical qualities. Leaving those 
> out of the story puts things in an odd light.

It looks primitive these days, of course, but at the time it hit the 
sweet spot of max technology for minimal price. The performance/cost was 
the best available.

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