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Old 05-18-04, 06:49 AM   #9
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Default Re: Differences between the linux and Win nvidia driver!

"High level language" ?
By definition, drivers are low-level. I doubt graphics card drivers are going to be written in the likes of java or perl - or even C++. When your drivers are constantly being benchmarked against the competition, a few loops of optimised SSE code may well be worth it.
thats what compilers are for and they have come a long way in the last 10 years.
My guess would be that >90% of the drivers are C/C++ based, look at some of the FOSS embeded projects.

I also find the comparison to GIMP and GTK a bit far fetched - apps and widgets are not drivers.
Thats what I meant, the functionality, the stuff behind the widgets is still the same on what ever platform.
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