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Re: how to get dragonfly and freebsd source code

From: "dark0s Optik" <shiftcoder@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:36:30 +0100

But I don't want to program in assembly, but in C language. For
example, I would like to analyze C code of FreeBSD or Linux for
processors. I'm not capable to assemble hardware.

2008/1/21, Matthew Dillon <dillon@apollo.backplane.com>:
>    I think you have deciide exactly *what* you want to program.  If
>    you want to mess around with hardware, e.g. blinking an LED or driving
>    a LED display or something like that, or build a small controller such
>    as a thermostat or a hottub controller, then the best way to do that is
>    to buy an 80x51 series microcontroller.  Those things are almost
>    completely self contained and have a little 8 bit microprocessor on them.
>    They can't run anything sophisticated but they're the best way to learn
>    how to program a processor.  They are also extremely cheap, in the
>    $3-$15 range typically.  And you can very easily breadboard them.
>    High-end chips like the ultrasparc, or intel, or amd.... those are very
>    complex cpus and frankly you are better off simply writing assembly
>    from inside a real operating system, like DragonFly (or any unix) and
>    running it that way, instead of on bare hardware.
>                                                -Matt

only the paranoid will survive

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