Language Popularity Index (preview)
Hello, To continue a recent discussion on how to measure and publish transparently web-based popularity statistics on programming languages, there is a working preview of a fully automated statistics- gathering engine here: http://sf.net/projects/lang-index/ The code is available through a svn checkout. Yo... 23 Mar 2010 18:19
Alternatives to C: ObjectPascal, Eiffel, Ada or Modula-3?
Andrea Taverna wrote: Hi folks! [snip] In the past I used C, but now I have decided to change language. I'm looking for a "better" one. Here follow the features it should have, ranked approximately by relevance: 0) open-source support and an alive community 1) directly compiled to effi... 12 Apr 2010 08:04
Ada Lovelace Day on march 24th
http://findingada.com/ Strangely enough, I couldn't find any reference to the language on this site... -- --------------------------------------------------------- J-P. Rosen (rosen(a)adalog.fr) Visit Adalog's web site at http://www.adalog.fr ... 23 Mar 2010 07:49
Copying rows in a two dimensional array.
jonathan <johnscpg(a)googlemail.com> writes: <snip> It's the heart of the matter, and it is just getting worse. Helps convince me anyway that I did not waste time on an unimportant matter! In numerical linear algebra the usual solution is to restructure matrices as a collection of blocks. That h... 22 Mar 2010 04:57
Ada Leaking Into Day Job
Heh, heh... today I got several COBOL compile errors, telling me that Ada is leaking into my day job: ... END EVALUATE (Should be END-EVALUATE) IF RET-CODE /= 0 THEN (you get the idea). I never had this problem with C/C++ :) Warren ... 24 Mar 2010 18:08
ANN: Player3_Ada binding
Player-Ada is a not-so-thin GPL3 binding to the libplayerc client library of the Player/Stage multi-robot interface/simulator software . I've finally migrated from Player2 to Player3. At the moment only the interfaces I'm using (position, laser, graphics) are complete. In all likelihood this will be the ne... 19 Mar 2010 05:58
segfault with large-ish array with GNAT
The following program produces a segmentation fault when run with the array size set to 1_048_343 but not when it is set to 1_048_342. What's going on and how do I fix it? If I put in a bit of text IO the allowed array size is some what smaller. GNATMAKE 4.4.0 20080314 (experimental) [trunk revision 133226] OS X... 19 Mar 2010 21:14
Dynamic Variant Record Creation
I am trying to solve a lexer Ada design problem, using a variant record (Token_Unit) definition: type Token_Type is ( LEX_000, LEX_BINARY, LEX_SECTION, '!', '"', '#', '$', ...etc.. '^', '_', '`', ... 18 Mar 2010 09:17
Using gnat & ncurses
On the weekend I stumbled across a rather annoying surprise. The culprit was the implementation of ncurses lib. I've only ever [recently] used it in C and always assumed it was a C-only library. I am aware that there is also a ncurses C++ interface as well, but I thought that was isolated. Well, maybe not. I... 18 Mar 2010 12:57
FSF GNAT on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, does it exist?
Is there an FSF-derived version of GNAT that runs on the "Snow Leopard" version of Mac OS X? My searches and tests have so far only found GNAT versions that do not work on Snow Leopard, including GNAT GPL 2009, which crashes with segmentation fault. On the other hand, the binaries of my Ada application that... 17 Mar 2010 04:39