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René Pfeiffer [lynx at luchs.at]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:32:13 +0200

Hello, Steve!

On Aug 17, 2007 at 1607 +0100, Steve Brown appeared and said:

> [...]
> Do you know, sometimes getting an answer just allows you to think of
> more questions. I'm off to look into C programming again all because
> of one little email and make as well.

I know what you mean. :) While you are at it, I can recommend the book "Deep C Secrets" written by Peter van der Linden. http://www.taclug.org/booklist/development/C/Deep_C_Secrets.html

The book holds treasures of tips, hints and plain shocks for all who know C and like to revisit their skills. The author packs everything into a kind of technical novel with lots of entertaining examples.

Best, René, who also did a lot of C stuff on the Amiga.


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Steve Brown [steve.stevebrown at gmail.com]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:22:51 +0100

Hi René,

On 17/08/07, René Pfeiffer <lynx@luchs.at> wrote:

> On Aug 17, 2007 at 1607 +0100, Steve Brown appeared and said:
> I know what you mean. :) While you are at it, I can recommend the book
> "Deep C Secrets" written by Peter van der Linden.
>
> http://www.taclug.org/booklist/development/C/Deep_C_Secrets.html
>

That's going on my Christmas shopping list. My wife will never understand quite why though.

>
> Best,
> René,
> who also did a lot of C stuff on the Amiga.

I refuse to throw away my SAS c compiler and manuals, even though my Amiga died many years ago. I still occaisionally look through my Amiga manuals too. Yes, I'm very sad, I know, but I loved my Amiga <sniff>

Steve


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Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:40:27 -0400

On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 05:22:51PM +0100, Steve Brown wrote:

> 
> I refuse to throw away my SAS c compiler and manuals, even though my
> Amiga died many years ago. I still occaisionally look through my Amiga
> manuals too. Yes, I'm very sad, I know, but I loved my Amiga <sniff>

[ evil grin ]

http://uae.coresystems.de/

There's also

http://www.rcdrummond.net/uae/

I must admit to a bit of nostalgia for the old Amigas myself. I recall the amazing rush of playing some sort of a flight sim game on one (Amiga had hard-wired graphics then, while your average Intel box had to dink around calculating even the most basic aspects of the stuff), and wondering why the hell anybody would ever dirty their hands with a PC once they tried one of these things. Then, marketing forces took over...

-- 
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *

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Steve Brown [steve.stevebrown at gmail.com]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:55:25 +0100

On 17/08/07, Ben Okopnik <ben@linuxgazette.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 05:22:51PM +0100, Steve Brown wrote:
> >
> > I refuse to throw away my SAS c compiler and manuals, even though my
> > Amiga died many years ago. I still occaisionally look through my Amiga
> > manuals too. Yes, I'm very sad, I know, but I loved my Amiga <sniff>
>
> [ evil grin ]
>
> http://uae.coresystems.de/
>
> There's also
>
> http://www.rcdrummond.net/uae/

I may just leave my nostalgia where it is. After a quick look of course :)

I had a lot of firsts with Amiga software. Do you remember the Fred Fish disks and the AmigaDos Replacement Project? Free and open software, fantastic. Also I used to have a floppy with Minix on it, I think the full version with source would have cost 70. Half the cost of my SAS compiler at the time. Sadly, I wasn't foresighted enough to buy it. C'est la vie.

Steve


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Martin J Hooper [martinjh at blueyonder.co.uk]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:53:50 +0100

Steve Brown wrote:

> I had a lot of firsts with Amiga software. Do you remember the Fred
> Fish disks and the AmigaDos Replacement Project? Free and open
> software, fantastic. Also I used to have a floppy with Minix on it, I
> think the full version with source would have cost 70. Half the cost
> of my SAS compiler at the time. Sadly, I wasn't foresighted enough to
> buy it. C'est la vie.

Just to add some more nostalgia round this thread ;) While the Amiga was one of the more popular computers at the time I had an Atari ST... Not a bad little games playing computer as I recall.

Didn't do much programming though - Just games playing. ;)

Here are some on-line computing museums and pages for your nostalgic looking back... ;)

http://www.computerhistory.org/

http://www.obsoletecomputermuseum.org/

http://www.old-computers.com/news/default.asp

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=65 - Amiga 500

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=20 - Atari ST


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Amit Kumar Saha [amitsaha.in at gmail.com]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 22:03:16 +0530

Hi René,

> I know what you mean. :) While you are at it, I can recommend the book
> "Deep C Secrets" written by Peter van der Linden.
>
> http://www.taclug.org/booklist/development/C/Deep_C_Secrets.html

Any freely available online edition?

Thanks.

-- 
Amit Kumar Saha
[URL]:http://amitsaha.in.googlepages.com

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René Pfeiffer [lynx at luchs.at]


Fri, 17 Aug 2007 20:36:32 +0200

On Aug 17, 2007 at 2203 +0530, Amit Kumar Saha appeared and said:

> Hi René,
>=20
> > I know what you mean. :) While you are at it, I can recommend the book
> > "Deep C Secrets" written by Peter van der Linden.
> >
> > http://www.taclug.org/booklist/development/C/Deep_C_Secrets.html
> Any freely available online edition?

Not that I know of.

Best, René.


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Amit Kumar Saha [amitsaha.in at gmail.com]


Sat, 18 Aug 2007 00:27:01 +0530

> Not that I know of.

Sad :(

-- 
Amit Kumar Saha
[URL]:http://amitsaha.in.googlepages.com

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