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Technology Stocks : Wintel's Demise
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To: Justin Banks who wrote (292)10/3/1997 1:43:00 PM
From: Patrick Gainer   of 328
"There's assembly in almost every OS, for atomicity reasons.
I was (and still am) under the impression that most of 3.x
and lots of 92 were in assembly, though. I think (but I'm
not sure) that most of Irix is in C++."

Just for the record:
- Every OS has assembler because there are several low
level functions (ISR, etc) which require interfacing
very closely with the hardware and C/C++ doesn't
easily allow this

- Irix is 99% C (not C++) and 1% asm, as is every Unix system.

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