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- Subject: Re: Selenophobia
- From: Enrico Colombini <erix@...>
- Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:39:04 +0200
On 25-Mar-17 23:35, Sean Conner wrote:
Despite computers today being *way* more powerful than the computers I
used 32 years go, somehow, the joy of programming isn't quite there ...
You can say that again. Most of the fun and wonder ended for me in the
early '80s, when personal computers switched from creativity tools to
Thank goodness sometimes a rare gem like Lua brightens up a dreary
-spc (I wonder if this explains why I'm having a blast writing 6809
assembly code as a PONARV )
Oh, it looks like I am a Ponarvian :-)
The 6809 taught me a valuable lesson: increased complexity and
sophistication is not always for the better.
We were producing a family of 6502-based industrial cards at the time;
when the 6809 came out, we were impressed by the little beast's
capabilities and we thought it would greatly improve performance and
code productivity. It didn't: they both stayed at 6502 level, possibly
even a bit less.
Having learned more than once that lesson about the value of smart
minimalism, it was easy to love Lua at first sight.