Re: [stella] re: optimizations; Call for suggestions

Subject: Re: [stella] re: optimizations; Call for suggestions
From: Greg Miller <gmiller@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 06:45:32 -0500
Nick S Bensema wrote:
> >
> >> >The program would use straight or triple DES, so it couldn't be exported
> >> >or posted to STELLA (but that's part of the point, actually, since
> >> >encryption restrictions look silly when a 2600 cart can be banned.)
> >>
> >
> >Good Lord! I'd hate to sit around waiting on THAT during debugging. *shudder*
> On the one hand, I guess the C64 or Atari 8-bit or some other 6502-based
> machine could be used to design and test the encryption routines itself.
> But as far as speed goes, the Atari 8-bit is only twice as fast, and the
> Commodore 64 is actually SLOWER in clock speed.

DES is, shall we say, demanding... A small block of text can take an hour on a
PC XT, until you finish the optimization. I'm afraid to think what it'd be
like on a 6502... BTW: The C128 runs at 2MHz
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