C++ writing int to binary file

Bryan Sant bryan.sant at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 15:04:04 MDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Nicholas Leippe <nick at leippe.com> wrote:
> On Tue Apr 28 2009 14:29:43 Sasha Pachev wrote:
>> The issue in the post and the question about & got me thinking. With
>> the arrival of more powerful hardware which made possible the
>> existence of Java-like languages  where the internals of the CPU
>> architecture are deeply hidden, we've gained something but I think
>> we've lost something as well. It is good for the programmer to be
>> close to the  hardware enough to feel some of the stress that his code
>> puts on it. C++ is a good language to learn even if you never program
>> in it for a job.
>
> I totally agree with the reasoning, and feel that assembly should be a
> requirement simply for the understanding it provides. You think differently
> when programming in any language once you've learned assembly and consider
> what's happening underneath.

I agree to both.  Writing the same application in asm, C, C++, Java,
and Python would be an excellent exercise for students of the craft
IMHO.



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