If there's one thing you should know about OpenSSL, it's that it uses Perl scripts to generate assembler code.

"Those who give up security for performance deserve neither."


@fribbledom How else would you generate assembly code?


An infinite amount of monkeys or Haskell, either works.

Kids these days ... we used to type in machine hex code, then worked it out from there, by hand!

(for about two weeks, then it got annoying and I switched back to basic...)



Fun trivia: The first few Rollercoaster Tycoon games were written directly in Assembler. By one guy.

That's 3D graphics, on a PC with changing hardware. In Assembler. I spent many years thinking it was a joke, but...



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