That statement was made at a time when "optimization" meant what we today would call micro-optimization, such as rewriting a function in asm to improve perf or doing a branch-less comparison.
99% of what we today call "optimization" was back then simply "how you write software" so the statement lost it's meaning.
The team is doing a survey on how #Emacs is used. Please participate even if you don't use it. Help to discover how people are using Emacs for everything, from software engineering to academia and journalism and help to make a better software.
Responses will be collected from October 19th 2020 to November 30th 2020.
...also the #pinetab early adopters version can be used with postmarketOS now, and the installation instructions were updated: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab)#Installation
"Challenged to write about a single Unicode character, I chose the humble asterisk." Fascinating read about its origins, uses, designs, and technological applications.
Ingo announces pta (Plain Text Accounting) https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20200928123430
I have been testing several Linux flavours on my Google Nexus 5 for a while, and have condensed my general thoughts on it in this article, where I also tried to compare it with the more popular "true Linux" smartphones on the market.
This is what made people in 1979 rush to buy computers. Show Visicalc to an office worker and they'd get their mind blown. Bonus: check out the whole FreeDOS channel for excellent retro content!
Important message from Behdad, longtime maintainer of Harfbuzz.
Please read and share.
Emacs 27, with harfbuzz for fonts, arbitrary sized ints, native JSON parsing, and portable dumping replacing unexec! https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2020-08/msg00237.html
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko