New LLVM Debugger Subproject Already Faster Than GDB
For simple manual stepping, etc. debugger speed is probably not that important. Have you ever tried to really use watchpoints? Given up after your program slowed to a crawl?
We had a debugger that could run many watchpoints at almost full program speed some time ago, see http://www.netilium.org/~mad/dtj/DTJ/DTJK07/ for details. The key point is that Parasight was fast enough to make tools like this useable.
I wish it had been here before I finally succumbed to curiosity and bought this piece of junk. It's really, truly awful. The worst excuse for a book I've bought in quite a while -- and I buy a lot of books.
Microsoft Brings Back DRM
Well now we know who had better be one of the first layoffs. If they keep this moron around it says a lot about the future of Microsoft.
Negroponte vs Intel
Maybe Negroponte should just pull off the gloves and make a deal with Wal-Mart and Costco to carry
OLPC's. Use the profits to donate machines to developing nations. Or use the profits to cut schools in
this country a big discount. If Intel and MS want a war, give them a war.