Porting easy/hard of diffrent micro computers.

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Re: Porting easy/hard of diffrent micro computers.

Post by Ralf » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:49 pm

All that's good practise, but it takes memory and CPU performanc
Yes, "good practices" are often inefficient on weak machines. You often mix dealing with graphics, sound, logic and calculations in the same code. Try doing it "correctly", separated into modules and you'll discover that your program is running 50% slower or so.

And the user doesn't care in most cases if you wrote a pretty code or not. He doesn't see it. All he sees is performance.
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Re: Porting easy/hard of diffrent micro computers.

Post by Nomad » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:50 pm

Infocom were able to use there z machine to cross compile but they designed it to be that way from the jump start. And one could argue its much easier to do with a text adventure than say a graphics system. But it was still impressive for the time.
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