[RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #176

Brice D. Fleckenstein ciga at surf-ici.com
Fri Mar 20 10:40:20 EST 1998

> Would it be possible to port the client to an Atari 8-bit?

 I suspect that it would be possible, but an 8 bit Atari (or C64 or
other comparable setup) is unlikely to produce more than about 1
keyblock a MONTH out of ported C code - and hand-optimised assembly
might manage one block a week. Main limitation is lack of RAM, forcing a
LOT of I/O.

> If not, how about a 16-bit?

 An ST or higher Atari system should manage performance similar to a
CPU-comparable Mac, once the code was optimised for that platform. That
would actually be a viable port, from a performance standpoint, if it
hasn't already been done.

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