OT: on IDEs and code writing on steroids

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Thu May 21 22:58:39 PDT 2009

Yigal Chripun wrote:
> Last thing, basing your arguments on history is flawed. the Micro-Kernel 
> idea got the same treatment after the failures in the 80's (Mach and 
> co.) but nowadays this idea was revived and there are already several 
> million cellphones that run an OS built on the L4 micro-kernel so it's 
> even a commercial success.

Our industry goes in cycles, and I've been around to see a few 
(multitasking, microkernels, memory paging, virtual machine monitors, 
client-server...) That is because various tradeoffs in hardware have 
subtly changed with time. The human factor, however, has stayed the same.


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