Re: [NTLK] 'Adaptec Slim SCSI' driver

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 09:48:36 EST

On 22/03/02 05:04, "Philip Lord" <> wrote:

> Now this would be cool.
> Imagine having your newton attached to your 80gig HD
> (or any SCSI device for that matter) via Adaptecs Slim
> This one would rock.

Except that it would never work, as your 80 GB (or any size for that matter)
would be way too slow to be useful for the Newton.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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sugar; the term is also a play on `candygram'. COBOL, Apple's Hypertalk
language, and a lot of the so-called `4GL' database languages share this
property. The usual intent of such designs is that they be as English-like
as possible, on the theory that they will then be easier for unskilled
people to program. This intention comes to grief on the reality that syntax
isn't what makes programming hard; it's the mental effort and organization
required to specify an algorithm precisely that costs. Thus the invariable
result is that `candygrammar' languages are just as difficult to program in
as terser ones, and far more painful for the experienced hacker.

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