Started classes yesterday.
One class, Introduction to System Software, uses an 8-bit
imaginary computer. The emulator was written by Leland L.
Beck. Sadly, it's in Pascal. Ick.
The emulator for this imaginary computer is called SIC.
(Amusing pun..) Frankly, I don't like using the University
system when a project is due, and it's far too slow during
these instances. A search for SIC yielded a rewrite of it in
C, along with what appears to be a fairly nice X interface.
So I attempt to build it, and it dies. Apparantly it's using
a good number of proprietary Sun libraries, produced by a
program called devGuide. Another search yields some dated
libraries that *might* work with Linux, and *could* work
with FreeBSD, but sadly I'll probably have to port it
There's something about computer scientists and icky code.
remove is a global character array, the initial compile
failed because it conflicted with an external function in
stdio.h. Let's not talk about why strcat() and system() are
dumb to use either. (Further note, it's mildly humorous this
program is setuid'd root on the University system.)