From: "D Poinsett"
Subject: Re: To C or not to C
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 10:55:11 -0500
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With the luxury of large memory and computational resources, you are spot
on right. In fact, some projects demand those kind of resources. For smaller
projects, especially embedded designs, those resources would be
inappropriate. In many cases, I could not afford the power consumption
budget let alone physical size and cost of anything but a small 8-bit
device. When speed and code-size resources are limited, the choice of math
routines can become an important consideration.
"Kevin Aylward" wrote in message
> The idea of not using floating point for certain types of mathematical
> software, e.g. spice, mathcad etc is plain daft. Indeed, you want higher
> levels mathematical constructions, e.g. a class for complex numbers to
> further reduce the details of routine multiplication and division. There
> is simple far to much going in in these types of programs to bother
> pissing about with something as basic as what a number is.
> Kevin Aylward
> SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
> Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
> Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.