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RE: RFC: Optimizing for 386



> They're optimized for pentium4, but use the i386 instruction set.

There are instructions which have come out since the 386, like MMX, that could improve the performance of programs.  In this case, graphics programs.  Why should my graphics programs suffer because some fool is running a 20 year old computer?

> this comes up a lot.

If that many people are crying for it, maybe it should be done.

Joseph D. Wagner



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