*bart simpson at the blackboard voice*: we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we...

@djsundog Probably related: Even C isn’t as “close to the metal” like it used to be because no one understands the actual hardware. It’s all too complex, too proprietary, and everyone has too little time before the release cycle ends

@cypnk @djsundog How long do you think it'll be before the easiest to get compilers are those sold by the manufacturers, because they can generate the code-generating code straight from the VHDL?

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@drwho @djsundog I think this is already happening somewhat, but for GPUs. I think this is what Nvidia CUDA is

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@cypnk @djsundog ...I don't know. Have to look into it. And, perhaps, start weeping.

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