Feb 23, 2013 at 9:35pm UTC
I just realized that when you write C/C++ code or the like, it just keeps the code and data stored in object files for execution, but doesn't do anything.
A linked library will need to access a low-level driver, link objects together and library files, all to finalize one image with all of the code and data requests.
So technically, your C code alone is garbage. You are writing code that needs to be linked with other code to get a full working image with sound and video access, etc.
Kind of a buzz kill, right? Window/Mac/Linux drivers are doing the big work.
Feb 23, 2013 at 9:44pm UTC
Not really. You could write the entire thing yourself, but you don't because that's usually a waste of time.
p.s. The same applies to every language.
Feb 23, 2013 at 10:00pm UTC
This smells a lot like the same troll guy (the OS in 5 years guy)... just under a different name.
Feb 24, 2013 at 8:30am UTC
By this logic, anything that input that is provided to a server, in the history of the universe, has been completely useless. Python scripts? Useless. Init scripts? Garbage. Assembly? Forget about it. It was the assembler that did the real work.
Real programmers code directly in machine code, create the executable headers themselves, and manually copy and pastes the machine code together using machine code as well.
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Feb 24, 2013 at 8:33am UTC
Feb 24, 2013 at 8:41am UTC
@computerquip now you're getting it, don't you see that millions of programmers the world over have been wasting decades of man hours?
Feb 24, 2013 at 6:04pm UTC
I just realized... its the CPU doing the real work, not the machine code you made. I've been naive.
Feb 24, 2013 at 6:24pm UTC
So if we want to be real programmers, we have to create our own CPU which can be hot-swapped onto a motherboard to run a hard-coded program?
Feb 24, 2013 at 6:37pm UTC
And its taken us so long to realise this now. Wow I have just wasted 6 years of my life.
Feb 25, 2013 at 10:24pm UTC
Wait, it isn't the CPU that made the hard work! It's our world's physics who made! Let me rewrite them!
Feb 25, 2013 at 11:32pm UTC
you think jackson marie was also spoonlicker
Feb 25, 2013 at 11:59pm UTC
what was the point in that? does
it have any c++ powers?