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Jez Smith
12/22/11 15:28
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Birmingham
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#185181 - Wirth's law Does it apply to embedded systems?
Not really a law as such but it kind of states that 'The hope is that the progress in hardware will cure all software ills. However, a critical observer may observe that software manages to outgrow hardware in size and sluggishness'
Basically software is getting slower at a faster rate than hardware is getting faster, and while this is observable in general purpose computer systems I was wondering if it applies to embedded systems.
My boss was saying that it doesn't as software bloat is pretty much restricted to PC applications, while I would tend to disagree having worked on a smart phone where the source code plus libraries amounted to more than 100 Mbytes

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Wirth's law Does it apply to embedded systems?      Jez Smith      12/22/11 15:28      
   Same for embedded      Per Westermark      12/22/11 15:49      
      It's possible, but ...      Richard Erlacher      12/22/11 23:59      
         That obviously depends on priorities and focus        Per Westermark      12/23/11 00:35      
            Still Java      JecksonS Ben      12/23/11 01:13      
            embedded categories vs "ease of programming"      Erik Malund      12/23/11 08:08      
            No question about it, but doesn't that also contain risks?      Richard Erlacher      12/23/11 08:43      
   Speed, quality, cost      Oliver Sedlacek      12/23/11 02:43      
      I think they have to choose which one of the three ...      Richard Erlacher      12/23/11 08:46      
         Its time for me to get on my soapbox      Jez Smith      12/23/11 14:25      
            passing knowledge        Mahmood Elnasser      12/24/11 05:59      
   Software Bloat - or Feature Bloat?      Andy Neil      12/24/11 01:54      

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