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by marcov
Nov 11, 2007 11:48
Forum: Libraries
Topic: ZLib Custom Build??
Replies: 36
Views: 13123

I have nothing against Java, because it's open source, but I dislike most things related to M$ (like .NET, which AFAIK is closed). They are thinking about opening it. Of course the problem is what they mean by open. Still, the whole concept (most notably GC) doesn't appeal to me, since it doesn't s...
by marcov
Nov 10, 2007 22:41
Forum: Libraries
Topic: ZLib Custom Build??
Replies: 36
Views: 13123

Hmm, I'd expect ASP.NET to have doubled Java by now. Anything that ends with ".NET" I really dislike. I don't particular dislike Java and clones. (read: .NET), but don't get enthousiastic about it as many others seem to do. Ah, but Delphi is quite different from Pascal. It's roughly the same for Pa...
by marcov
Nov 09, 2007 10:23
Forum: Libraries
Topic: ZLib Custom Build??
Replies: 36
Views: 13123

It's true, though - nobody creates a language unless they're planning to use it. (actually, some are/were strictly research projects to explore a certain aspect). Therefore, virtually all languages in existence have at least one user (except when the creator stops development). Certain languages ha...
by marcov
Nov 03, 2007 11:13
Forum: Libraries
Topic: ZLib Custom Build??
Replies: 36
Views: 13123

There *is* no "best" That depends on your frame of reference. I was talking about my own :-) Anyway, I've been close enough to being a language implementor to critique it, don't worry. E.g. i last counted the stringtypes, conversions included, and came to a staggering 16. it depends on what the pro...
by marcov
Nov 01, 2007 19:07
Forum: Libraries
Topic: ZLib Custom Build??
Replies: 36
Views: 13123

You're risking major flaming here. Pascal is no more powerful than any other Turing-complete language. The thing is, Pascal is too strict about things... even worse than C. In Pascal, you have to type "begin" and "end" all over the place... at least in C it's just "{" and "}"... FreeBasic has the n...
by marcov
Nov 01, 2007 11:19
Forum: Libraries
Topic: ZLib Custom Build??
Replies: 36
Views: 13123

It could be done, but it's not very smart. Most modern PCs have megabytes of memory, not kilobytes. zlib has a impact of ~200k, so it's really negligible. Aside from the fact that unused pages are wired, not loaded and might not even be in memory. P.s. why not translate zlib to Basic? We have a Pas...
by marcov
Nov 01, 2007 9:02
Forum: Projects
Topic: I would like start a new with IDE
Replies: 75
Views: 31526

Re: Case Correction for Linux

I don't like the overhead this would cause reading files, instead I would favour a tool that would check a project and correct all case errors. If such a tool existed, it would be easy enough to convince the developers to use it to verify all examples, and even reference it in the help file for oth...
by marcov
Oct 14, 2007 12:15
Forum: General
Topic: FB Challenge at Network-FBIsEvil-54
Replies: 89
Views: 19604

No self-hosting, no fun - btw, PowerBasic, The best thing since sliced bread (according to Pete), is written in ASM :P. Turbo Pascal and Virtual Pascal (another 32-bit Delphi/TP clone) also. TP Is fairly simpler, but VP is quite complex. I've seen the source, the compiler is like 12MB asm. Delphi c...
by marcov
Oct 13, 2007 19:33
Forum: General
Topic: FB Challenge at Network-FBIsEvil-54
Replies: 89
Views: 19604

coderJeff wrote:Why go to the trouble to make it self hosting?


We have mantra:
"The compiler is its own best testsuite"

Similar ones about chew own dogfood its also apply. In the OSS world (except for gcc), the compiler is often the largest codebase written it the dialect it compiles.
by marcov
Oct 12, 2007 13:01
Forum: Linux
Topic: FreeBASIC MIPS/SPARC/PPC/ARM
Replies: 11
Views: 4857

Yeah, at the moment a C emitter (C will be used as a high-level assembler) is being written so other platforms could be supported without needing other ASM emitters. Hmm, doesn't this hurt the optimizer? The C optimizer won't be able to get context about the FB language constructs. Simple example: ...
by marcov
Oct 12, 2007 10:03
Forum: General
Topic: FB Challenge at Network-FBIsEvil-54
Replies: 89
Views: 19604

Btw, he once said that Pascal (FreePascal in particular) is actually more like QB than FB, so he may start bothering you guys soon, another one to add to the ignore list :). Depends on how he judges. Textmode IDE (a near perfect Turbo Pascal clone) If he means relaxedness with types has a point. FP...
by marcov
Oct 11, 2007 14:29
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: #49 on sourceforge top projects
Replies: 10
Views: 4244

And # 527 in tha All time Top Downloads with 407000 Downloads http://sourceforge.net/top/topalltime.php?type=downloads&offset=500 Free Pascal has 530000 downloads but has been at sourceforge since February 2000! Free Pascal has several own mirrors, and e.g. snapshots are not on SF. SF is mostly...
by marcov
Sep 30, 2007 19:58
Forum: Linux
Topic: FYI: Problems with paths to system libraries in Slackware
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

Seems that newer gcc's have a special feature. Current script code is:

GCCSPEC=`gcc -print-libgcc-file-name -arch $1'
by marcov
Sep 29, 2007 8:34
Forum: General
Topic: FB Challenge at Network-FBIsEvil-54
Replies: 89
Views: 19604

take it from someone who knows these guys... there all completely stuck up there own asses. there a self contained backwater, and like any isolationist group they dislike outsiders. a logical argument really doesn't matter to these guys , like victor said nothing short of a perfectly function qb cl...
by marcov
Sep 22, 2007 9:19
Forum: DOS
Topic: ld.exe cannot find -lfbgfx
Replies: 15
Views: 7573

i tryed the fb dos version in c:\fbdos too One suggestion: if you use a dos compiler, please note the full target. (IOW win98 or "dos7.10 without windows" or the like. Extenders and runtime behaviour of dos versions vary wildly with LFN presense (and detectability), and some of the umpteen dos clon...

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