[r-t] Attribution (was Seven Deadly Sins)
richard at grimmett.org
Thu Nov 3 00:21:51 UTC 2005
> I write a program. I'm the author of that program, I
> understand how it works at a high level. I may have a
> reasonable understanding of the compiler it's compiled with,
> the bytecode it compiles to, the virtual machine the
> bytecodes runs on, the JIT that compiles the bytecode, the
> machine code that the JIT compiles to, and the processor
> architecture the machine code runs on; not to mention the
> many levels of software APIs that will be called along the
> way. But there's no way I understand the "smallest level of
> detail" of those things. Nevertheless, they are an essential
> part of the creation and operation of that program.
Bytecode is essentially crap, and I am intensely pissed
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