[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Aug 26 19:47:36 EDT 2008


Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> writes:
>> They may or may not have sufficient computer science training when
>> they started, and they may or may not get formal training in the
>> course of their degree process, but don't discount the computer
>> science training they acquired along the way.
> 
> I've known some people without any real training that are great
> programmers. Indeed, most of the virtuosi of the field have had
> unrelated backgrounds. Far more, however, are really horrible at it,
> and it hurts their code a lot, on usability, maintainability and
> performance. There are just too many things they don't know.
> "What is a hash table?" they say, or "What is this `state machine' you
> speak of, strange person?"
> 
> We are, however, getting far afield.

the point is, the ones I'm speaking of learned the core material as a 
result of informal On Job Training, but do understand the basics.
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