I take your point, Stephen. I'll plead use of the Australian vernacular ;}
However, I will note that MACs are now Intel processors running Windows - if
I'm not sadly mistaken :)
BTW: thanks for the info
On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Stephen Leake <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Rick Duley <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > I have a package which I wish to make available to students without their
> > having knowledge of its contents. I believe that a copy of the
> > specification and a read-only copy of the .ALI file are all that need to
> > available on the LAN. (Q.1.: is this correct?)
> no, they also need the object file, or a static library containing
> several object files
> > My machine is a PC.
> "PC" means "Personal Computer". It does _not_ mean "Intel processor
> running Microsoft Windows".
> A "personal computer" could be a Mac, a Wintel, a Palm, a Linux box, a
> Chrome box (if that every comes out) ...
> Microsoft wants us to think that the only possible personal computer
> is a box running their software. That's a _very_ good reason to resist
> that nomenclature!
> I'll assume you meant Intel processor running Windows.
> > I am running GAP's GPL compiler. (Q.2.: will the ALI be portable if
> > a student is running a MAC or one of the Unicies?)
> The ali file may be, if they have the _same_ version of GNAT.
> The object or library file will most likely not be.
> You'll have to build a binary for each possible target.
> -- Stephe
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