tordj wrote:I've recently started to use my old Atari STE again for a coding project. Now I find that the old keyboard is giving me trouble and slowing me down more than I expected. The feeling of the keys is very mushy and being part of the box doesn't help ergonomics, but worst of all, I find it very frustrating to have to relearn a different keyboard layout when it comes to entering special characters used extensively when coding. I'm touch typing code at a high rate on the PC, but I feel that I can't achieve more than about half my normal speed on the ST keyboard
tordj wrote:Hej Evil! Yes, it was about 18 years ago I stopped using Ataris and I'm not sure how long my renewed interest will last, but at least I'm here for the moment. Nice to see that you and Troed still are around, doing interesting things.
tordj wrote:My project is to do cross-platform development, but the other way around. I intend to use my old STE for editing C++ code that will compile and run on a PC. I have a quite large project in C++ that I have been working on back and forth over the last 13 years, it's about 200 files and 2.5 mb of source code with long filenames etc. So I'm writing a special tool-chain for the PC, including tools that can compress the source files onto a 720 kb disk and maintain meta info about the files (like their long filename) in a special index and a text-editor for the STE which understands the metafile and can compress/decompress the source files on the fly when opening/saving them. The idea is to be able to bring the project home from computers at work on a floppy, do some editing at home, bring the floppy back and export the files back to the PC and compile them there.
tordj wrote:The idea is to be able to bring the project home from computers at work on a floppy, do some editing at home, bring the floppy back and export the files back to the PC and compile them there.
evil wrote:I might cause you insanity by saying this, but Paulo Simoes have optimized the Lance! player a bit last spring and corrected some bugs. Believe it or not, Lance himself woke up as well So, the stuff you and Mårten optimized to death 20 years ago is beaten, heh.
Here's Lances input to Paulo: http://dhs.nu/bbs-coding/index.php?request=4350
evil wrote:This is wicked and strange. But I like it. Who needs svn/git/dropbox or usb flashdrives when you can use a floppy and Atari ST? Hah, crazy stuff, I wish you good luck!
evil wrote:One thing I've always wondered, did you keep the quick port of Obsession for the Jaguar? There's a quite healthy Jaguar homebrew-coding scene these days.
mikro wrote:This looks like you don't have any PC at home and therefore you need to do all this crazy stuff incl. programming your own text editor.... Unless this is really true (what I doubt), I'd recommend to focus on the actual development and use normal cross tools with transferring the result via floppy disk (if you insist of using it so much) to the ST as the final step. As Evil says, vbcc/gcc/g++ + vasm + Hatari gives you pretty seamless workflow. With your current attitude you spend next three months programming this wicked toolchain and then give up
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