Re: [cc65] Latest Snapshot - Apple II

From: Groepaz <>
Date: 2014-05-19 18:17:30
On Monday 19 May 2014, you wrote:
> Groepaz said:
> >i tried it for a minute, and then rewrote the program so it doesnt need
> >seek, because that worked a whole lot better :)
> >
> :)
> Posted in another thread.
> DLOSHOW in Aztec C65 - 25,930 bytes
> DLOSHOW in cc65 - 9,001 bytes
> These two programs are almost identical except for the missing seek
> the cc65 version. Since the overhead between closing and
> opening a file in cc65 is roughly the same as rewinding a file in Aztec
> C65 (or the stack overhead in Aztec C65 may even make seeking slower).
> The performance of the cc65 version seems quite a lot snappier. However
> without the Aztec C work on this, I wouldn't have been able to write the
> better program because3 I wouldn't have been able to understand what could
> be done differently in terms of internal decomposition to make it work so
> well in cc65.
> Programming skill is much more important than any function. This cc65
> compiler is not much of a toy so I smile at your smile, since I know from
> our times together that many programmers could not have done what you can
> do. I think seek and fseek are needed, but perhaps as some optional library
> call in a different segment where they don't disturb our geniuses.

whatever you are trying to say, it seems to line up with your previous 
ramblings :)


Vor ein paar Jahren sagte jeder , man kann ja nur "das kleine Übel wählen". 
Heute wählt man nur noch die Farbe des Übels.

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