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From warren.p...@gmail.com
Subject Re: [OT] Re: So many timeout values
Date Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:37:15 GMT
I was the happiest man in the world when they delivered our shiny new System/34. No more punch
cards!
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From: André Warnier
To: Tomcat Users List
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Subject: Re: [OT] Re: So many timeout values
Sent: Oct 29, 2009 5:08 AM

Peter Crowther wrote:
> 2009/10/28 Christopher Schultz <chris@christopherschultz.net>:
>> Everybody ought to learn a little C at some point. It will make you
>> really appreciate a relatively clean language like Java.
> 
> ICL PLAN3 asembler, anyone? :-)
> 
> More seriously, I agree with you and would add a second reason: doing
> a little work in a language that is reasonably "close to the metal"
> gives an insight into how the machine actually works, which stands you
> in good stead when thinking about algorithms and resource usage in
> those higher-level languages.
> 
As long as we're on the [OT] subject, how about learning about the 
judicious and parcimonious usage of sorted data structures, on a 
computer with 16 Kb of RAM and punched paper cards as its only external 
memory store (IBM System 4, RPG) ?
  2 GB heaps, ha !

Anyone else upping the ante ?

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