This message was edited by Schol-R-LEA at 2006-5-9 13:39:36
: : You're intending to write an operating system? In that case, the compiler linked to earlier won't do, at least not if you are writing a fully stand-alone OS. As I understand it, it is written for .Net Framework, and produces CLR code rather than native code (though looking now I see that it does produce PE files, though from the sounds of it, that automated the calls to .Net).
: Yeah, I saw that before installing that LOGO.
: : In any case, Logo - at least in it's usual form - is not suitable for low-level systems programming, due to it's runtime requirements (specifically, garbage collection - you need to implement the memory management before you can use it :) ).
: I know, but that never scared me; I am the adventurous type :D
Fair enough; I myself have looked into systems programming with a variant of Scheme, as a matter of fact. My intention was to take the subset language route, using something similar to preScheme (http://www.google.com/search?q=prescheme) as the low-level language. I keep meaning to get back to that, but lately I've been rather out of the OS development scene.
: : For more information, see the OS Developer's FAQ Wiki http://www.mega-tokyo.com/osfaq2/), and specifically the page on using languages other than C for OS development and the one on the parts of an OS that must be done in assembly. HTH.
: Thancks for the link!
: : If this is a virtual OS, running on top of another one, then feel free to ignore this :)
: The virtuality of that OS consists in other aspects, that are much like those virtual images concave lensses make: you see them, but they aren't really there.
: : BTW, I'm a new member to the board, and I haven't been able to find any information about what sort of markup (if any) this board accepts; AFAICT, the FAQ doesn't mention anything about it. Can anyone give me a pointer on the subject?
: When you are typing a message, there is a rectangle appearing just bellow the edit control; just click on "Click here for instructions" in the "Stylecodes" paragraph. You must allow pop-ups, otherwise you won't be able to see any result.
Ah, yes, thank you! I suspect part of the trouble was that I had NoScript running; I've whitelisted programmersheaven.com now, though, so it should work. Hmmn, very similar to BBcode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode), but just different enough that it threw me off, I guess (I'd tried testing that using italics, which is [i] in BBcode but [italic] here). Good to know. I don't see anything for embedding links, though I may be simply missing it... or they might not allow them for security reasons, I suppose.
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