Oh, for crying out loud! Please go back and read Prof. Niklaus Wirth and associates' paper in the Journal of the ACM aboit why ALC is such a piece of s... and why PL360 was invented. Once I was exposed to some REAL code in PL360, I swore off that piece of s... forever.I don't have a truly reliable benchmark on compiler speeds, but the PL360 compiler appears to be forty to fifty times faster than asssembler F or H, doesn't know what to with more than 64K for compilations unless one requests a cross-reference listing, and the bloody source code is readable evem by someone who knows little or nothing about S/3x0. ALC indeed!Original Message -----
To: hercules-390@... Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 12:25 AM
Subject: [hercules-390] Re: zLinux/s390 Linux on Hercules
Well, if ya want to get into Assembly Language, I think I could argue that S/3x0 can "do special data and processor integrity things for me that will improve the overall function of my programs", when compared to an Intel x86. BTW, x86 Asm is my second favorite hobby, next to 3x0 Asm. :)
But I suppose that is a whole different story, and it is late, and I do have a work day tomorrow...
Have fun with MVS!
--- In hercules-390@..., "hec.tor1" <hec.tor1@...> wrote:
> Thanks for your response Bruce. I found the turnkey 3.8j MVS distribution, and look forward to hours of retrocomputing fun on that.
> I spent a bit of time installing the s390 linux and found that it was like the i386 linux it was running on...minus few packages that hadn't been ported, and slower. I wondered: "Am I missing something? Will this emulated processor do special data and processor integrity things for me that will improve the overall function of my programs?"
> I read elsewhere that it won't, but I wanted to make sure.
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