RE: Human minds on Windows(?)

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 16:54:21 -0700 (PDT)

Billy Brown writes:

> On a tangential note, you seem to think that large programs are inherently
> bad in some sense. Why? A high-quality program is one that does the things

Large programs are not that bad -- but large monolithic programs are. You'll have trouble porting code monoliths to fine-grain maspar systems.

> I want it to do in a simple and cost effective manner. As long as you have
> that, who cares if the program is 5 KB or 5 MB? Program size only becomes

Code bloat tends to thrash cache, and thus affect how much cycles the other jobs get.

> important if the software is so big that it actually affects its
> performance, or takes up a meaningfull fraction of my hard drive, or in some
> other way limits my ability to use it.