Yes it is. And if you are doing that, C might be the only thing fast enough
to generate the test patterns.

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:18 AM <ch...@wbmfg.com> wrote:

> I built the device with an arduino first but it is not fast enough.  I am
> creating T1 timing and test patterns and running flat out that Arduino
> barely makes it but with too much jitter.  Pi is not that much more money
> and way faster.
>
> *From:* Lewis Bergman
> *Sent:* Friday, February 9, 2018 8:16 AM
> *To:* af@afmug.com
> *Subject:* Re: [AFMUG] OT Hello World
> I don't know what you are trying to do with the Raspberry Pi but maybe it
> isn't the right tool. I love it, it just isn't for everything. The Arduino
> or ESP32 is better for analog anything and usually sensors. I would also
> tell you that you may want to look at using Python with the Pi. Tons of
> libraries and example code to source from. Lots of good IDE for Python. I
> like Atom but there are lots.
>
> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:13 AM Robert <i...@avantwireless.com> wrote:
>
>> I am guessing here, but it sounds like you need the make program and
>> gcc?  i.e. "sudo apt-get make" and "sudo apt-get gcc" ???
>>
>>
>> Make files can just be in the same directory as the source file, pretty
>> much everything you work on can be in the same directory.
>>
>>
>> On 2/9/18 6:51 AM, ch...@wbmfg.com wrote:
>> > I hate make files.  I love IDEs.
>> > Bought a raspberry PI and am playing with it a bit.  So far I really
>> > like it.
>> > Started to write a program using a Geaney editor.  Nice editor. Hit the
>> > make button and I discovered it is really just a shell, that you have to
>> > have a gcc make somewhere.
>> > So, not being a linux hack, what folder should may source and other
>> > project files be in?
>> > Should the make file be there with it?
>> > Can someone please be kind enough to send me two things:
>> > 1.  hello.c source
>> > void main {
>> >      printf(“hello world”);
>> > }
>> > (I probably don’t need that as It is right there in this email.  But I
>> > do need to put it in the proper folder name and associate it with GCC
>> > presumably with the make file.
>> > 2)    A make file that will allow that program to compile.
>> > Did I say I hate make files?
>> > I have downloaded example make files.  It appears I need to change some
>> > file names in them to match the file name of my source.  But I would
>> > like to make my Geany program be able to cause the make file to be
>> > correct if I change the name of the project.  Perhaps that is not
>> > possible.  One of my sons is trying to encourage me to put windows on it
>> > and use visual C++. I don’t want to do that because this is a simple bit
>> > banging project.
>> > I don’t care where the object files go or what they are named.
>> > If I want to include a .h file it will be in my source.
>> > My handicap comes from TurboC coming on the scene when I first started
>> > doing a bunch of c code writing.  Before that it was asm
>> > (before that it was fortran, pascal, basic)
>>
>

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