Software bugs aren't inevitable

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at YOURthirdtower.com.imagination
Sat Sep 17 11:28:42 CEST 2005


phil hunt enlightened us with:
> If a program is too slow to respond isn't that about "system time"?

Not by definition. Could be anything. If it's slow to respond due to a
slow harddisk, then you're right. If it's slow to respond due to not
putting the I/O and the GUI main loop in different threads, then it's
not about "system time".

> What does "CPU time" mean again?

The time the CPU takes to run (part of) a program. And this means the
time the CPU actually spends on running that program, and not some
other piece of software.

Sybren
-- 
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
                                             Frank Zappa



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