[r-t] Attribution (was Seven Deadly Sins)

Richard Grimmett 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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