Originally Posted by Locutus
I definitely think that language/compiler choice should take maintainability and the prospect of bitrot into consideration.
Being stuck with a codebase in assembly for someone else to pickup in 5 years time is essentially lost code in practice.
The same with using compilers that are not supported anymore.
Staying alive is a more vital prospect then a bit of speed :-)
I mentioned in another thread that any assembly needs to have a functionally identical C implementation with a #define so that we can verify both.