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Subject: Re: Why is assembly more effecient than C?

Author: John Coffey

Date: 14:39:30 09/27/98

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On September 26, 1998 at 18:00:26, James Robertson wrote:

>The compiler generates very efficient code; but there are a lot of things you
>can do in assembly that aren't avaliable in C++. Also, in assembly you think
>about programming differently; I saw things I could do to improve performance I
>never thought about in the C++ enviroment.

Have others found assembly to be faster than straight C?  I still think
that memory accesses might be the bottle-neck - i.e. so it is hard for me
to see assembly as a big improvement over C.

John Coffey

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