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asciilifeform: and specifically as illustration of the physical limits of thompsonism, in the abstract
asciilifeform: i.e. whole problem of 'bootstrap', imho, is misformulated . why to fixate on thompsonism and then bring up multi-decamegabyte kernel fulla liquishit, on which to run overflowandcrashlang (aka 'c') compiler with which to then build moar of same, etc
asciilifeform: i suspect that the 'let's bootstrap c' thing comes from a narrow fixation on thompsonism to the exclusion of the other 9000 leprosies of the pdp age.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the only total cure for thompsonism is to ditch unix/c/pc/etc entirely. we aint there yet tho.
asciilifeform: i'd still like to ~categorically~ abolish thompsonism at some pt tho.
asciilifeform: ( as it is, we have an active unresolved 'thompsonism' in the mix )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the correct way to expose thompsonism, is to implement the compiler, and THEN to diff the bins.
asciilifeform: ( this is the kind of thing that uncovers thompsonism, say )
asciilifeform: ( there is not , for perfectly fundamental reasons, a compiler that can be blindly trusted -- to work correctly, not even speaking of thompsonism here )
asciilifeform: trinque: probably why threads re thompsonism tend to focus on gcc : it is THE failure point
asciilifeform: phf: the basic theorem involved in breaking out of a thompsonism is specificity-of-diddling.


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