C++ writing int to binary file

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Tue Apr 28 14:35:40 MDT 2009

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.

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