Brett g Porter
BgPorter at NOacmSPAM.org
Fri Mar 10 17:02:09 CET 2000
"Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at telia.com> wrote in message
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> > > working for microsoft on windows NT? (yes, I'm serious)
> > Wow. What was he working on? What a transition! Cutting edge
> > rendering speed to... Microsoft.
Abrash rewrote GDI for NT, moving it from User mode to Kernel mode, IIRC.
> correction: the first *edition* was published in 1994. there's
> a second edition written after his ID adventures, and also the
> black book which is some kind of superversion of all his "zen"
Yes - - the Black book is *highly* recommended, as it's the only in-print
source for his 'Zen of Code Optimization'. The stuff on Mode X and writing
directly to a VGA card aren't as useful/interesting as they once might have
been, but for volume of insight into a brilliant programmer's mind, the book
can't be beat.
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