5 Aug 2001 richieb   » (Journeyer)

I'm starting two week vacation today. Suprisingly I'm still employed and still getting paid, although the future of my company is not yet completely clear. In any case, for the next two weeks I'm not going to worry about it.

I just read Neal Stephenson's In the Beginning Was the Command Line in about a day. I had read parts of this book online, but it's more fun to have the physical book.

Meanwhile the eGTK project is showing signs of life again. A person volunteered to work the GOTE tool to generate Eiffel external declaration based on C header files. What we need is for GOTE to generate classes that work with ISE compiler and with the SmallEiffel compiler.

One of the cool things about the most recent version of the SmallEiffel compiler is that it now has a simple source level debugger.

Other than that we are trying to open source a Java tool we developed at work. This tool is a object to RDB mapping tool with related classes that provide a nice Java persistance layer. So far it works with Oracle and we almost have it working with PostgreSql. Perhaps I'll work on this during this vacation - when I'm not too tied up at the beach ;-)

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