*bart simpson at the blackboard voice*: we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we...

@djsundog Probably related: Even C isn’t as “close to the metal” like it used to be because no one understands the actual hardware. It’s all too complex, too proprietary, and everyone has too little time before the release cycle ends

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@cypnk @djsundog no but seriously risc computers much more closely match the machine architecture that C was implemented for, but can also be put on massively multi-core chips for parallel applications. imagine a raspberry pi, but it's 128 risc-v cpus on a single board

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