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by caseih
May 31, 2019 19:02
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Speed of pointers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Speed of pointers ?

I see, nice information, thanks. But what I can do for pointers I can't for values. That's right. Pointer casting exists only in the compiler at compile-time. Pointer dereferencing and type coercion is at runtime, however. Except that you want to coerce a value into a string, which isn't ever fast....
by caseih
May 31, 2019 14:09
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Speed of pointers ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Speed of pointers ?

On Linux with the GCC backend, the CPtr() cast function collapses down to a series of C casts, which are compile-time only, and thus free. In other words CPtr isn't really a function, and thus has no performance cost.
by caseih
May 20, 2019 23:36
Forum: General
Topic: Programming fonts
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Programming fonts

Those colors do look nice! Interesting how a nice color scheme can make it so much more comfortable on the eyes. In ancient times it was just green or amber on a dark screen and we thought that was pretty good! I think programmers have always preferred dark backgrounds until Visual Studio forced bri...
by caseih
May 20, 2019 4:59
Forum: General
Topic: Programming fonts
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Programming fonts

I'm a weird one and I prefer the old IBM BIOS VGA font. I use it for all my programming editors. Even at a real pixel size of 8x16, it's very crisp and readable on a 1080p screen. I like the weight of the font. It's just easy on my eyes. I use a TTF version called Less Perfect VGA . At 12 pts it is ...
by caseih
May 01, 2019 14:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Please help me translate this Python code fragment to implement Steam Achievements
Replies: 21
Views: 2318

Re: Please help me translate this Python code fragment to implement Steam Achievements

That's very odd that dylibsymbol can't find that symbol. Your read of the Python code is correct. Did you try running the python code on the same machine as your FB version? Does it run at all or does it also give an error trying to find that symbol? Is there a utility somewhere that can open and DL...
by caseih
Apr 18, 2019 18:11
Forum: General
Topic: imp____acrt_iob_func, undefined
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: imp____acrt_iob_func, undefined

I think you're seeing some incompatibilities between the version of Mingw or Visual Studio that compiled libcurl, and your version of the MingW compiler/linker suite. I suspect it's something to do with changes to MS C runtime. But that's as far as I've got. At a low level I think MS changed some of...
by caseih
Apr 17, 2019 4:45
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 17
Views: 4183

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

What is in the future, more complex and mega-large OS programs, yes, that includes Linux along with Windows. And where does FreeBasic fit in this scenario? FB is already fairly successful on Windows and Linux, so I really don't see much changing as far as that goes. Sure things are more complex now...
by caseih
Apr 15, 2019 13:51
Forum: General
Topic: Endian
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Endian

ARM is also able to run in big endian or little endian but most ARM systems are running in little endian mode. I'm not sure if this is set by the OS during boot loading, or if it's burned into the chip somehow.
by caseih
Apr 14, 2019 21:13
Forum: General
Topic: Endian
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Endian

Since the majority of computers on the planet , use AMD or Intel processors.. You would think the coders would make the *ptr to be the endian style of the majority.. Are the coders coding for Sun Sparcs? The only way to make the bytes look like you think they should in memory is to use a big-endian...
by caseih
Apr 01, 2019 0:49
Forum: DOS
Topic: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)

I know that there is very little activity or interest around DOS, at this time, but it seems to me that if it were updated, maybe it could pick up some interest again. Or maybe not. I am interested in the simplicity of DOS, but I am also interested in the GUI aspect of an OS. I wonder how complicat...
by caseih
Apr 01, 2019 0:12
Forum: DOS
Topic: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)

So the primary goal of an OS, is to access the WWW? How very, euh, Chome ! :-) Pretty much! Gets even worse when you add in IoT ideas that everything should be connected just because. At that point, even programs running on single-tasking, bare-metal chips like Atmel can be vulnerable to outside at...
by caseih
Mar 29, 2019 0:55
Forum: DOS
Topic: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)

But while multiuser is good for a server OS, I'm not 100% sure it is an absolute requirement for a desktop OS. Unix and NT both come from the server side, so are bad examples in this regard. I'm not sure about that. Unix was originally an evolution/competitor of the interactive, time-slice multiuse...
by caseih
Mar 12, 2019 16:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum

If your cpanel shows it disabled, then I'm guessing the hosting provider is running it at a higher level. I've never been a fan of rechaptcha, or any chaptchas really. They are horrible solutions to a difficult problem. Lately I've found I trip the robot checks a lot on various sites, and I wonder i...
by caseih
Mar 06, 2019 0:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum

Right. So far it happened just once, thank goodness. I've seen this on several other web sites I visit lately, so I wonder if there's something about my configuration that's triggering it. When I checked into Immunify360 I read that it uses machine learning to identify and block attacks. That tells ...
by caseih
Mar 05, 2019 20:43
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum

So today I got blocked trying to access the forum by a warning about unusual activity from my IP address and I had to take those infuriating robot tests. Can the forum administrators do anything to figure out why Immunify360 was blocking me? It would be helpful to know what's triggering the block an...

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