Monthly Archives: April 2011

Interjection: why no Linux “IsBadReadPtr”?

It’s amusing to listen to people argue over Windows ‘IsBadWritePtr(p)’ and its cousins. Linux developers seem to get a bit defensive about Windows having a ‘feature’ you don’t find in the standard Linux libraries — and the fun comes from … Continue reading

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What is SSE !@#$% good for? #2: Bit vector operations

You’ll notice that my definition of “good for” does not include video codec operations or other very specialized computations. You will probably never write a video codec in your life (well, perhaps you will — you know whom I mean). … Continue reading

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