Common speak during the days of DOS and protected mode coding – when C and ASM worked hand in hand.
Whoopie-Do. Who cares about size, right ? Broadband Rocks. CPU power is king.
Then came the problem of deploying all of the above en-masse.
call by the SIP authors to stop using it as a protocol to carry anything under the sun.
call by AJAXers to have browsers ‘do more stuff’ so they don’t have to pass large libraries around with each page.
reports for first IPTV deployment. Performance mostly sucks.
eating up every inch of their precious memory and network bandwidth. (Gee, so people really care for memory, it seems)
“How?” I asked naively.
“We are writing optimized device drivers in assembly and C to ensure that we get the most out of CPU performance, reducing our client size by half to ensure better processing time, (amongst other things)”.
“But.. But.. Broadband! Visual Programming ! I sputtered in rage”
The network speed and CPU power are no excuse for optimization. Burn those virtual calories.