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SubjectPointer Fun With Binky Reply to this message
Posted byTerry Bogard
Posted on05/20/04 10:13 AM



http://cslibrary.stanford.edu/104/

am i leet or what?


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Posted byfinaldave
Posted on05/20/04 06:24 PM



> http://cslibrary.stanford.edu/104/
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Something I just noticed from this page - Java DOES have pointers, cunningly concealed under the euphemism of references (which they aren't, because references in C have to be constant and Java references are reassigned)!

But the fact that I never noticed shows the power of Sun marketing. I always thought they brianwashed the idea: C/C are SHIT, why, because they have pointers and pointers crash programs. Java doesn't have pointers!

And of course Java crashes all the time with a null pointer exceptions!


I know what they mean of course... it's not NULL pointers which crash programs, it's invalid pointers which crash programs, which Java doesn't have. But there's nothing like a bit of marketting swizzling to enhance it ;)

You can't just write a decent tool, program or file format these days... you've got to market the thing. Would the GYM file format have done as well if it hadn't been bundled with Genecyst? :)


By the way, have a look at this, it's not going to win a web-site design award, but it's some pictures I just snapped - it's Cyclone 68000 inside PicoDrive S60 running on a Nokia 6600... I'm very exciting about all this :))

http://www.finalburn.com/6600/

It's a bit annoying having to build a webpage for the images in a directory... on ZTnet can you tell it to list the files of a directory, FTP style, like some web servers do?



You learn something old everyday...



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Posted byBart T.
Posted on05/20/04 08:17 PM



> running on a Nokia 6600... I'm very exciting about all this :))
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> http://www.finalburn.com/6600/

Oh, Dave, I'm disappointed in you. It's no longer acceptable in the year 2004 to have Sonic appearing in front of the logo! Please fix it.


But seriously, nice work :)


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Bart


SubjectRe: Pointer Fun With Binky new Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on05/21/04 09:51 AM



> > running on a Nokia 6600... I'm very exciting about all this :))
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> > http://www.finalburn.com/6600/
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> Oh, Dave, I'm disappointed in you. It's no longer acceptable in the year 2004 to
> have Sonic appearing in front of the logo! Please fix it.

Sonic's let himself go you see, his belly is slopping all over the title... more accurate emulation you see :)


Seriously though PicoDrive is very primitive at the moment, it does all the simple things a Megadrive should do, but some of the more complex things like sprite limiting and even VRAM to VRAM DMA are not there yet... Hence Sonic's big fat belly!
Nice and portable though ;) (forgive the pun...)

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> But seriously, nice work :)
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You learn something old everyday...



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