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From: Rick Duley <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 07:36:44 +0800
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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
> be
> > 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.
> <rant>
> "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!
> </rant>
> 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

Rick Duley
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