Software bugs aren't inevitable

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
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.

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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