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Re: Bug#443370: ITP: asmutils -- coreutils replacement written in i386 assembler

> I can confirm that it is not faster since I tested it once, I think 'wc' it 
> was. And it is definitely not portable to other platforms either :-) 
> Nevertheless the package brings with it some spirit that is good to have: 
> love to assembly as a language. Maybe there are applications of this package 
> in the embedded world or for some "UNIX on a floppy disk"-kind of 
> distributions. I do not care for the moment. The educational aspect of this 
> package is what makes me want it for our distribution.

For the educational aspect it would now nice to have this package at
least in mips assembly, too, which is at least at my university used to
teach assembly. It would also allow to compare the same implementation
for different architectures.


Bernd Zeimetz
<bernd@bzed.de>                         <http://bzed.de/>

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