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awesome thread by jsrfc58, Mike, and Sven

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    Nata1

    Sorry about shooting my mouth off yesterday - I appologized in the Hello thread Smiley

    Out of all the threads on Channel9 - this one without doubt is my personal favorite thread - http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=61776#61776

    Frank Hilemand (the VG.net guy), jsrfc58, Mike Dimmick, and Sven (and a couple other people) get into some nitty gritty compiler details.

    If only we had more incredible threads like that one

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    footballism

    Nata1 wrote:

    Sorry about shooting my mouth off yesterday - I appologized in the Hello thread

    Out of all the threads on Channel9 - this one without doubt is my personal favorite thread - http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=61776#61776

    Frank Hilemand (the VG.net guy), jsrfc58, Mike Dimmick, and Sven (and a couple other people) get into some nitty gritty compiler details.

    If only we had more incredible threads like that one
     

    Thank goodness, you don't mention Beer again:p

    Sheva

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    Sven Groot

    Although I appreciate the honourable mention, I made only one post in that thread. Perplexed

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    Nata1

    I've been going nuts lately - I'm trying to get HLA down (High level assembly) as fast as possible, and then move onto my next step in my master plan - by next summer, I want to have created a new language based on HLA, that has the exact same syntax as C# - and is object oriented.

    My master plan, is to allow anyone who knows C# to create a program in minutes for a handful of cheap MPUs - and to build up a library of classes to make things like talking to X10 devices, medical devices, lots of stuff - I want to have a project type in VS,

    The biggest challenges will be creating the compiler, and also that HLA targets MASM or GAS, and I'll need to target another assembler. 

    Guys I haven't been this excited about a project since I set out creating the search engine 4 years ago - C9 has turned out to be one of the greatest resources for me

    Sorry about the lip I was giving yesterday!  One time at a hockey game I had 3 beers and then went home and totally got into an argument over O/R Mapper lazy loading - it was hilarious to everyone but me Tongue Out

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    AndyC

    If you can live with the GPL, you might be better off writing a front -end for GCC. It's designed as a two-tier system so it's a lot easier to use to target multiple architectures. You'll also find a lot more information on how to go about doing it. A good place to start would be here.

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    Nata1

    Yes! That should keep me busy for a long time Smiley

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    jsrfc58

    Smiley

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    jsrfc58

    Wow...er, thanks.  Smiley I was just trying to bounce ideas off of the very helpful people here after spending weeks doing through Google searches.

    More ideas I bounced off of people:

    Data Structures and Timing
    3-D Code Tools
    Off the Wall Questions About Data Structures
    Looking Glass, 3-D Environments 

    There is a method to the madness of the questions I was asking, because I had lots of interesting "ideas" for an IDE and a language.  I haven't worked on it in a few months (going through a divorce kind of throws off your concentration a bit), but one thing I was (and still am) trying to figure out is "which platform".  As in, Linux or Windows.  After reading about what might happen to OpenGL performance under Vista and re-familiarizing myself with Knoppix last weekend, I'm leaning towards Linux now. Plus, I had a couple of office application ideas, and well, I don't think Microsoft/Windows needs any help at this point. 

    I didn't get very far through some of the compiler books, but that is more of a personal-learning-style issue because one of the books worked really well for me (Louden's I think).  I understand the concepts for the most part.  Problem was, I had to return it to the library (who in turn returned it to the university) and only got through the chapter on "Non-Deterministic Finite State Automata". Perplexed

    Besides, for something as big as I am envisioning, I'm still trying to decide whether I want to commit the time to it.

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