[Vm-dev] New Cog VMs available

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Mon Jun 22 16:38:50 UTC 2015

On 22-06-2015, at 3:03 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> Awesome!

It is. For example, ‘method source with it’ is now practical on a Pi (a 2, anyway) instead of ‘get a coffee, go pee, read newspaper’.[1] Mind you, there are still plenty of places in the image where approximately a gazzillion times more work is done than could plausibly be needed. Just try stepping the simulator through image startup to get some idea of how poorly thought out some bits of code are. And a second or more to open a Browser - on a machine running at around 100 Dorado?

[1] for the younger readers I should point out that ‘newspaper’ is an old technology where a bundle of poor quality paper is printed up with the equivalent of news.google.com, twitter, fabecook and local malicious gossip, along with garish poorly designed adverts. Though at least they are auto-play. Or infected with viruses. Normally, anyway. And -get this - they don’t have built in links!
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