SLTI $v0, $a0, 25Saturday, September 11th, 2004
Semi-continuing my previous post, seeing the world from a computer scientist point of view isn't always bad. For my CS classes, thinking like a computer can be a real asset. SLTI stands for "set when less than immidiate," and isn't easily implemented with the instruction set we were given, but I managed to do it. More to the point, the solution was obvious to me, because when I looked at the problem I knew exactly how a computer should go about figuring out the answer. So while there are times when thinking like a computer scientist frustrate me greatly, there are other times that being able to solve a problem quickly and efficiently give me great pleasure. The metaphysical question that results is, does the pleasure of solving CS problems outweigh the frustration of everything non-CS that doesn't conform? More to come soon.