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by Benjamin
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: C and C++
Topic: "int," regarding room for optimization
Replies: 3
Views: 23215

Re: "int," regarding room for optimization

... and that demonstrates my lack of experience with GPU related programming -- besides API's such as DirectX and OpenGL, but I've haven't even made a shader. I finally have more than an Intel Graphics Chipset; much more in fact (Radeon HD 6950). Some day I should try writing a shader. :D
by Benjamin
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: [Example] Heap Manager for brokenthorn
Replies: 8
Views: 31001

Re: [Tutorial] Heap Manager for brokenthorn

Then call it "Simple Heap Example."
by Benjamin
Tue May 29, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: C and C++
Topic: "int," regarding room for optimization
Replies: 3
Views: 23215

Re: "int," regarding room for optimization

Thank you. Actually, a while ago, I was speculating the fact that 32-bit integers are faster on processors with a 32-bit word architecture etc. (faster than 8 or 16 bit integers, alike the widely known benefits of "64-bit integers on 64-bit word architectures"), but I foolishly denied it. ...
by Benjamin
Tue May 29, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: C and C++
Topic: "int," regarding room for optimization
Replies: 3
Views: 23215

"int," regarding room for optimization

I understand, in many cases its important to define how large your numeric variable is (and I always consider unsigned vs signed), but do compilers ever optimize or make tailored size decisions when you don't specify char, short, long or long long (so, int does != long long int by default?). This wo...
by Benjamin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: News Discussion
Topic: OSDev Series: IA32 machine language
Replies: 7
Views: 47540

Re: OSDev Series: IA32 machine language

Thanks Mike! :D
by Benjamin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: C and C++
Topic: OT: Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C, Dies
Replies: 3
Views: 10524

Re: OT: Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C, Dies

Dennis Ritchie is one of those people who's made an unusually large effect on the world. Regardless of whether you appreciate his work, without him the world would be very different.
by Benjamin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Make a GUI
Replies: 4
Views: 13924

Re: Make a GUI

That kind of GUI is called a desktop environment. Before OS developers do anything nifty, we usually spend a lot of time working on the core of the operating system (mostly the kernel). Also, you'll need to settle a way for controlling the screen display, whether by oldschool VGA, graphics card util...
by Benjamin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Site Comments, Suggestions, and Ideas
Topic: Spam
Replies: 5
Views: 16161

Re: Spam

Yeah, it's like Mike has "died" (figuratively). This isn't good. Hmm... maybe we could start our own forums?
by Benjamin
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: OS Beginners FAQ
Replies: 1
Views: 4711

OS Beginners FAQ

Please reply with what you think should be filled in for each ellipsis. If you think that some one's answer needs more information, please revise it yourself and reply with it. Suggest more questions if you would like, but remember, this is only for beginners! How long does it take to make an OS? I...
by Benjamin
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is there anybody in there?
Replies: 3
Views: 14661

Re: Is there anybody in there?

I'm here. :D