Re: [fpc-other] Re: [fpc-pascal] I found FPC v0.2 source code :-)

2012-01-30 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: On 30 January 2012 12:05, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: mainframe switchmode PSUs, so with apologies to the list owner I'm probably in a position where I have to comment on this for safety reasons. My advice: don't. Thanks for the warning. :) any number of stories

Re: [fpc-other] Re: [fpc-pascal] I found FPC v0.2 source code :-)

2012-01-30 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
PSUs contained extra functionality- like Apple's recent patent on backing up a password in the PSU- would be able to circumvent it. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues

Re: [fpc-other] Re: [fpc-pascal] I found FPC v0.2 source code :-)

2012-01-30 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
volts, but just not 5v. :-( A multi adapter set to 3V will give you about 5V lightly loaded, and set to 6V will give you about 5V on moderate load. The point about the ones that Henry cited is that they're mini switchmodes, they've got stable output and run cooler than wall warts. -- Mark Morgan

Re: [fpc-other] Re: [Lazarus] OT: Amazing new development tools

2012-02-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
: a number of years ago there was something called Mystic Pascal that tried this, although I never used it (I was in the throes of Modula-2 at the time) and it ended up as a freebie on a cover disc. I've always felt that there might still be something in it worth looking at... -- Mark Morgan Lloyd

Re: [fpc-other] Re: [Lazarus] OT: Amazing new development tools

2012-02-28 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: Sven Barth wrote: On 25.02.2012 19:15, ik wrote: Hello, I found the following amazing lecture that present a new idea of a development tool, that I think will interest you all: http://vimeo.com/36579366 An interesting talk indeed. Thank you for sharing. Agreed

Re: [fpc-other] Re: Offer to repair and maintain the FPC community website (repeat msg, no HTML)

2012-09-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
. http://mantis.freepascal.org/main_page.php Subscription required to report bugs. If you come across any TLAs you don't understand or any areas where management of documentation etc. appears to require in-depth knowledge of its content (i.e. Pascal/Lazarus) please yell. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd

Re: [fpc-other] Offer to repair and maintain the FPC community website (repeat msg, no HTML)

2012-09-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
to e.g. abrupt shutdown. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/mailman

Re: [fpc-other] Re: [fpc-devel] Offer to repair and maintain the FPC community website (repeat msg, no HTML)

2012-09-28 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
:-) -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/mailman/listinfo/fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] Source code of Adobe Photoshop 1 published

2013-02-14 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
and implemented for m68k ;) They've also got MacPaint in Pascal, but I can't find a complete list of their source collection anywhere. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues

[fpc-other] Source code of Infocom interpreter (for Zork etc.)

2013-03-02 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
http://web.archive.org/web/19990128214618/http://www.work.de/nocash/inf.htm For Turbo Pascal 4.0 on a PC. There might be another one floating around somewhere, written by somebody inside Burroughs. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's

Re: [fpc-other] Source code of Infocom interpreter (for Zork etc.)

2013-03-02 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Sven Barth wrote: On 02.03.2013 15:03, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: http://web.archive.org/web/19990128214618/http://www.work.de/nocash/inf.htm For Turbo Pascal 4.0 on a PC. There might be another one floating around somewhere, written by somebody inside Burroughs. Compiles without problems

Re: [fpc-other] What does Embarcadero spend there time on

2013-03-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
this out- a So-and-so wrote: line at the top of the body as well as possibly a View this message in context URL at the bottom. But I'm sure that nobody not born yesterday didn't know that :-) -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those

Re: [fpc-other] Goodbye, and thanks for the fishes

2013-03-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
for a coding error to match a recently-introduced construct by accident. But I suppose all this begs the question: if one decides not to use Object Pascal, what are the viable alternatives? -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his

Re: [fpc-other] What does Embarcadero spend there time on

2013-03-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Tomas Hajny wrote: On Fri, March 8, 2013 17:04, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Also, there as no specific person I targeted in fpc-devel. Almost all posts lately contain about 95% quoted text! How does a moderator fail to see this? I really don't want to prolong

Re: [fpc-other] Goodbye, and thanks for the fishes

2013-03-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Marco van de Voort wrote: In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said: But I suppose all this begs the question: if one decides not to use Object Pascal, what are the viable alternatives? While hobbywise, I won't let go of FPC (and Wirthian languages) that quickly, professionally

[fpc-other] Yet another mainframe emulator

2013-10-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/burroughs/B5000_5500_5700/listing/ [5] http://www.softwarepreservation.org/projects/apl/APLSoftware/APLSystems/B5500%20APL/ -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues

Re: [fpc-other] Yet another mainframe emulator

2013-10-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
that the Xeon systems can now run the emulation faster than the available specialist CMOS processors. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist

Re: [fpc-other] Re: [fpc-pascal] Re: Announcing PUMA Repository (Ralf Quint)

2013-12-16 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
best to keep things as simple as possible. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http

[fpc-other] Alternatives to SourceForge etc.

2014-02-04 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
? -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] Processing passwords etc.

2014-04-11 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
supply decrypt keys. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman

[fpc-other] SuperPascal and FPC: a gross calumny :-)

2014-04-20 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
-hansen.net/software.shar, which implies that it would be easiest to start on a unix (rather than Windows) system. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc

Re: [fpc-other] SuperPascal and FPC: a gross calumny :-)

2014-04-22 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Marco van de Voort wrote: In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said: According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperPascal#Implementation, Per Brinch Hansen's SuperPascal can by compiled by GNU Pascal but not by FPC. Does anybody have time to look at this (I certainly don't right now

Re: [fpc-other] PROLOG written in Pascal

2014-09-21 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Marco van de Voort wrote: In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said: Is anybody interested in a PROLOG interpreter written in Turbo Pascal, plus a couple of typeset articles which outline how it works internally? When I found it I was wondering whether it could be usefully used

Re: [fpc-other] PROLOG written in Pascal

2014-09-21 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
GCs the whole thing. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman

Re: [fpc-other] PROLOG written in Pascal

2014-09-21 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
. each string is stored as a linked list of cells). -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http

Re: [fpc-other] Use of ARC

2014-10-30 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
efficiently? -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-devel] OS/2 and DLLs

2014-12-18 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
well-documented and supported by at least two linkers (MS and TopSpeed) was a significant advantage. I presume that the early enthusiasm had largely dissipated by the time IBM started pushing it as a 32-bit OS, with a new binary format etc. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-devel] OS/2 and DLLs

2014-12-19 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Ralf Quint wrote: On 12/18/2014 2:09 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: I presume that the early enthusiasm had largely dissipated by the time IBM started pushing it as a 32-bit OS, with a new binary format etc. OS/2 is 32bit (for the most part) since v2.0, released in 1992 and it became actually

Re: [fpc-other] Anybody using ultra-wide or square monitors for programming?

2015-03-22 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
having increasing difficulty accommodating screens at varying distances. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] Google Code closing down

2015-03-15 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
: apply patches to a local VCS, and then dump that to an ISP's HTTP or FTP server nightly. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc

Re: [fpc-other] Google Code closing down

2015-03-15 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Hello Mark, On 2015-03-15 13:54, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: for small and slow-moving projects a hybrid approach would be possible: Sure it would be possible, but definitely not the most efficient way of working. Very much agreed. But most people with a conventional

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Google Code closing down

2015-03-15 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Hello Mark Morgan, If you /don't/ mind, the name is Mark Morgan Lloyd. The original Morgan Lloyd (strictly, Morgan Llwyd) was a churchman of considerable renown, and at some point my family adopted his name which persists to the current generation. As far

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Google Code closing down

2015-03-16 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
to fix that particular flaw. If one of the FPC maintainers can remember the details perhaps they'd explain them, after all /somebody/ has to give Graeme something concrete on which to build his argument :-) -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Google Code closing down

2015-03-16 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
. Obviously that sort of thing would make it more attractive from the POV of somebody building a business around it, but so far I see nobody arguing that point and fewer people providing uncontestable evidence :-) -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Google Code closing down

2015-03-16 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Hello Mark, On 2015-03-16 11:50, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: details perhaps they'd explain them, after all /somebody/ has to give Graeme something concrete on which to build his argument :-) hehehe... Just watch Linus's Google Tech Talk on YouTube. ;-) I can also add

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Google Code closing down

2015-03-30 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Subversion is deficient when it comes to extending the network architecture and enforcing fine-grained security. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] Anybody using ultra-wide or square monitors for programming?

2015-03-23 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Hello Mark, On 2015-03-22 21:07, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: No, but an observation if I may. A few months ago I moved from a couple of large (in their day) Multisync LCDs mounted flat, to 4x slightly I've used two 19 wide screen monitors for 2 years (a couple years

Re: [fpc-other] $100, 000 for C++ implementation of FPC's -CR option

2015-08-14 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
they added an IBM 360 to the existing Burroughs systems (some stories have it that the ALGOL systems were thrown out, but I suspect that they were actually transferred to SRI). -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers

Re: [fpc-other] ESCAPE: Environment for the Simulation of Computer Architectures for the Purpose of Education

2015-10-19 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
sensible in 1960, like head-per-track discs) not to mention opcodes that change several registers in peculiar ways that I'd be surprised if they were directly compatible. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Access GPIO pins on RPi2 without root?

2015-10-10 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
direction out and so on. I'll try to keep an eye on this ML, but our gateway rejects quite a lot of stuff /particularly/ if it's formatted as HTML or has an attachment. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his e

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Quick Modern Object Pascal Introduction, for Programmers

2016-06-20 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Luca Olivetti wrote: El 20/06/16 a les 11:44, Mark Morgan Lloyd ha escrit: A private online service I use has somebody who still bears the scars of Olivetti attempting to write an operating system in (strict, unexpanded) Pascal. Oh, the memories (and, no, I'm not related). My first job

Re: [fpc-other] ESCAPE: Environment for the Simulation of Computer Architectures for the Purpose of Education

2016-02-01 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Jonas Maebe wrote: Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote on Mon, 01 Feb 2016: For a demo computer built using this sort of thing, it's obviously trivial to arrange it such that the simulator can load microcode from persistent storage, and can do something comparable for a boot loader. What would

Re: [fpc-other] ESCAPE: Environment for the Simulation of Computer Architectures for the Purpose of Education

2016-02-01 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
variant? Loading lookup tables to decode opcodes to VLIW, and then clocking those words through the pipeline? -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc

Re: [fpc-other] Re-purpose old laptops for an extended desktop

2016-02-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
). -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] Re-purpose old laptops for an extended desktop

2016-02-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Hi, On 2016-02-24 15:06, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: x2x is specifically for controlling multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse. As such windows are limited to the size dictated by the screen Ah, okay that is similar to VNC or RDP then. Very different

Re: [fpc-other] Re-purpose old laptops for an extended desktop

2016-02-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: Hi, On 2016-02-24 14:02, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: I've looked at it in the past and found it woefully unreliable, but there's a chance that it's improved since it's been adopted as an official part of X11. I can't really answer that, other than that I've used

Re: [fpc-other] Networking problem from Linux virtual machine hosting Lazarus

2016-02-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
the VMWare guest resides. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin

[fpc-other] Build farms etc.

2016-02-26 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
nuxpmi.org/trac/ plus a FreeNode channel. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepasc

Re: [fpc-other] Build farms etc.

2016-02-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Lukasz Sokol wrote: On 26/02/16 10:20, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: [the history of OpenMOSIX, really good writeup, thanks!] For me what dragged me to OpenMOSIX was that, unlike Beowulf, it did not require to recompile any programs it was to run, with some nifty special libraries. And the members

Re: [fpc-other] Submitting fpc-devel mailing list to Gmane service.

2016-02-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Bo Berglund wrote: On Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:21:20 +, Mark Morgan Lloyd <markmll.fpc-ot...@telemetry.co.uk> wrote: Cyrax wrote: I propose adding fpc-devel list to Gmane service. fpc-pascal list is there already and for completeness, fpc-devel would be nice addition. Thoughts on this

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] The end of Gmane

2016-08-02 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
Lukasz Sokol wrote: On 30/07/16 20:04, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: Lukasz Sokol wrote: I'm sure that if one dug there would be plenty of prewritten mail distribution programs, probably in Perl on unix (and if somebody doesn't like that, he might as well stop reading here). there was even

Re: [fpc-other] [fpc-pascal] Missing messages

2016-10-31 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
in that are either no longer available or aren't going to work with FPC/Lazarus. Frankly, I've always found the standard Mozilla family of clients adequate. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues

Re: [fpc-other] How was compiled the very first version of FPC?

2017-01-13 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 13/01/17 10:00, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: On 2017-01-12 09:26, Lukasz Sokol wrote: https://xkcd.com/378/ ROFL - some of those xkcd comic strips are brilliant! A lot of them are just fillers, but some are genuinely insightful https://xkcd.com/1481/ -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl

Re: [fpc-other] How was compiled the very first version of FPC?

2017-01-10 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
is only developed in itself. It's written on Wikipedia BTW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Pascal#Early_years And ultimately I think that TP was written in Z80 assembler, later converted to 8086. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's

Re: [fpc-other] Stanford Pascal Compiler successfully ported to Windows, OS/2 and Linux

2016-12-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
to consider EBCDIC for quite some while, but unfortunately there are still people who insist that it's flawless. One of our wiki pages has somebody confirm that EBCDIC has ^, but he then goes on to admit that it's not in all codepages... -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

Re: [fpc-other] Stanford Pascal Compiler successfully ported to Windows, OS/2 and Linux

2016-12-25 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
in mind that one of his major targets is a late-70s vintage IBM CMS, which predates most APIs as we know them (in fact, long predates the terms API and ABI themselves :-) -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers

Re: [fpc-other] Stanford Pascal Compiler successfully ported to Windows, OS/2 and Linux

2016-12-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
t; Turbo Pascal 5.0 (circa 1989, and not long preceding Delphi) appears to adopt a complex scheme to handle both of the approaches, and observes "Mark and Release cannot be used interchangeably with Dispose and FreeMem unless certain rules are observed [...] ." -- Mark

Re: [fpc-other] Stanford Pascal Compiler successfully ported to Windows, OS/2 and Linux

2016-12-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 24/12/16 14:30, Bernd Oppolzer wrote: Am 24.12.2016 um 14:21 schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd: On 24/12/16 12:30, Bernd Oppolzer wrote: Regarding ^: "my" compiler supports different representations for the pointer symbol, and for other critical symbols, too: ^ @ -> for the poin

Re: [fpc-other] Stanford Pascal Compiler successfully ported to Windows, OS/2 and Linux

2016-12-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 24/12/16 12:30, Bernd Oppolzer wrote: Am 24.12.2016 um 12:50 schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd: You are mentioning SUCC and PRED with CHAR; that is a very cood example. It's not so much a good example as a specific sticking point that was mentioned in earlier discussion on the ML

Re: [fpc-other] Orange Pi vs. Raspberry Pi vs Banana Pi vs ASUS Tinkerboard vs. Odroid

2017-03-09 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 09/03/17 18:00, Lukasz Sokol wrote: On 08/03/17 10:14, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:> On 07/03/17 19:30, nore...@z505.com wrote:>>> On 02/03/2017 23:54, Paul Robinson wrote:> >> There are five>>> similar "Altoids tin-sized" single board processors&

Re: [fpc-other] Anyone using Orange PI

2017-03-01 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
-arounds for these if you need them -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org

Re: [fpc-other] Anyone using Orange PI

2017-03-01 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
cho $0 If that doesn't show the name of the shell, possibly prefixed by - , then it's definitely an Orange problem. In other cases please post a minimal FPC (i.e. not Lazarus) program showing the problem, telling us /exactly/ what version of FPC is being used. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd m

Re: [fpc-other] Anyone using Orange PI

2017-03-01 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 01/03/17 11:30, Marco van de Voort wrote: In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said: I agree. Most of our RPis are actually running Debian, but in extremis it's always possible to roll back to Raspbian as a baseline configuration. There are of course other small boards: Olimex

Re: [fpc-other] Anyone using Orange PI

2017-03-01 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 01/03/17 11:30, Marco van de Voort wrote: In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said: I agree. Most of our RPis are actually running Debian, but in extremis it's always possible to roll back to Raspbian as a baseline configuration. There are of course other small boards: Olimex

Re: [fpc-other] Orange Pi vs. Raspberry Pi vs Banana Pi vs ASUS Tinkerboard vs. Odroid

2017-03-08 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
2017/02/15/piminimint-altoids-rpi-zero-computer/ Beagle bone is more expensive, but more open sourced Particularly notable due to a couple of DSP-like processors which make it good for high-speed stuff. However unlike the main processor I believe these have to be programmed in assembler

[fpc-other] Google Invents Pascal

2017-05-18 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
her than begin-end and so on) this does appear remarkably Pascal-like. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-ot

Re: [fpc-other] Git & SVN

2017-05-23 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
n't deny for a moment that Git has its advantages for distributed working. But am I correct in my understanding that it has nothing that maps directly onto the monotonic revision list of traditional VCSs including Subversion? -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions a

Re: [fpc-other] Git & SVN

2017-05-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 23/05/17 14:10, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote: One question if I may. Subversion has revision numbers like 12345, and it's comparatively easy to query that and build it into a piece of software's version information. It's also trivial for a developer to look at the revision that he's currently

Re: [fpc-other] Git & SVN

2017-05-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
sed is the licensing problem (Sun's license being incompatible with GPL) which resulted in a lot of FUD. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-ot

Re: [fpc-other] Git & SVN

2017-05-24 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 24/05/17 13:30, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: On 2017-05-24 12:46, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:> > could usefully be described as v1.4.1-787, and you can use that in> conversation without having to be online to a repository. Yes, you can use "v1.4.1-787" to describe a specif

Re: [fpc-other] How do you keep up with FPC discussions?

2017-05-25 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
us enjoy. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] GIT versioning server on Raspberry Pi?

2017-05-29 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
that through a single (internal) USB hub with no possibility of expansion. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] How do you keep up with FPC discussions?

2017-05-25 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 25/05/17 10:20, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: On 2017-05-25 09:02, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:> even if most of the time he> pushes it far harder than many of us enjoy. I’m afraid it’s an occupational habit. My job as a technical consultant and developer often requires me to come up wit

Re: [fpc-other] GIT versioning server on Raspberry Pi?

2017-06-05 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 30/05/17 14:30, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: On 2017-05-29 13:01, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:> I'd use something like an HP> Microserver with at least mirrored discs, Yes the HP Microservers are excellent! I highly recommend them, and they are cheap as chips - so a real bargain. I woul

Re: [fpc-other] Firebird vs PostgreSQL

2017-10-26 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
easy to manage... I use Firebird for some small-scale stuff and found locating instructions for even simple jobs to be a challenge. -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues

Re: [fpc-other] Firebird vs PostgreSQL

2017-10-28 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
On 28/10/17 15:00, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote: On 2017-10-28 13:34, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:> One of the (numerous) things I'm wrestling with at the moment is> PostgreSQL replication... Speaking of PostgreSQL, I just realised that tiOPF’s 3-hourly unit test runs don’t include tests a

Re: [fpc-other] Firebird vs PostgreSQL

2017-10-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
into things like creating new users on the fly, the SQL dialects are sufficiently similar that a client program can talk to either without substantial modification. I think that a reasonable approach is to select Postgres for departmental or larger storage, or Firebird for something that's

Re: [fpc-other] Firebird vs PostgreSQL

2017-10-27 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
years ago. https://www.postgresql.org/ -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepasc

[fpc-other] Hacker Meets Turbo Pascal v3: "a perfectly reasonable programming language"

2018-07-06 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
/orbital-mechanics-on-a-vintage-kaypro/ -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] ___ fpc-other maillist - fpc-other@lists.freepascal.org http://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-other

Re: [fpc-other] you may say I'm a dreamer... :)

2018-09-23 Thread Mark Morgan Lloyd
o the keyboard), as well as to e.g. send a WhatsApp message." He assures me that he doesn't have money to put on the table :-) -- Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk [Opinions above are the author's, not those of his employers or colleagues] __