Rick,

you can run windows on a mac now, but most folks use the Mac OS X  
which I like a lot more than windows.  For work i have a window open  
that runs window, but only for those things that have to be done on  
windows.

best jim

On Aug 5, 2009, at 7:36 PM, Rick Duley wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>
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