7 Oct 2001 andrewsj   » (Journeyer)

If you port to Mac (pre-X) please note: (unix path format = mac path format)
  • ./path/filename.txt = :path:filename.txt
  • path/filename.txt = :path:filename.txt
  • /path/filename.txt = path:filename.txt

Ok, I hate mac! (not really, I am just annoyed with MP W... I really miss makefiles, gcc, and vi.)

So I have been porting TuxTyping to Mac Os (not X), which something I have been wanting to do for criswell as one reason for TuxType was for his wife's classroom, which got "upgraded" to Macs. So I found that mac has MPW (Macintosh Program...), which I have basically just used to build. SDL seems to work pretty good, but a lot of file modifiers, etc had to modified... A lot of work...

But if I knew about things like :path:filename.txt is relative, while path:filename.txt is absolute. Since I spend most of my time in the *nix world, I was completely perplexed because I couldn't get fopen() to work... After researching (read this, searching google), I eventually figured this out via someone complaining about porting a MOO server to Mac os 6 or so... I even talked on #macintosh and no one knew off the top of their head...

So I have the port most of the way working. The only thing I must wait for is a serial for the Install Vise (they give out free serials for freeware/shareware installers)... The best thing about the port is that it is really easy to see memory leaks on Mac os (pre-x)... I found 2 more memory leaks, and now it seems like I have them all.

In other news I had a sucessful presentation this week on quantum computation, I came in third in a programming contest at UK (that is, University of Kentucky), and am on Team 1. The cool thing is that if the team places at regional (it has every time since we started 5 years or so ago, from what I have heard), we got to nationals in the spring, which is in HAWAII !!!

That would be so cool. Especially since my fiance and I are thinking about going to graduate school (me) and law school (Emily) in Hawaii. So if you have any info about the PHD or Law programs at a Hawaii university, I would love to hear. I am thinking right now that I want to do my PHD in Quantum Information Theory...

I have debianppc working mostly!!! Sound, Wireless networking working, only DVD to go...

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