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Archive for December 27th, 2013

Delphi and LLVM: what is your take on this?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/27

One more for the weekend (:

I wrote about Some links on the Delphi compiler and the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure Project about a year and a half ago which caused a short discussion on the embarcadero forums. A few month later Robert Love showed his views in a response to Tim Anderson writing about Clang and LLVM in the C++ side of the toolchain. Tim Anderson wrote more about LLVM in the Delphi tool chain  in September 2012, then it went quiet for a while.

Since then the LLVM tool chain has integrated itself into both the C++ and Delphi toolchains and Wired wrote about LLVM.

Gunsmoker – who works at EurekaLog – wrote up some interesting comments in Russian (I hope the English Google translation is good enough).

In my view, the LLVM tool chain opens a lot more possibilities (shared back-end for Delphi and C++, coverage of more platforms, better optimization), but is also a lot slower and makes the debugging part a lot harder as the debugger is – symbol wise – much further away from the compiler than in the traditional setting (hence the 3 levels of debugging information that got introduced in Delphi XE5 and the compatibility problem that came with it).

I’m wondering what other users in the Delphi community think about the LVVM chain: is it working good enough for you? Should it be integrated further into the Windows/OSX parts of the chain?

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software Development | 26 Comments »

Retina MacBook Pro: with VMware Fusion 5: setting resolution 2880 x 1800 not available in Windows 8 (via: Ask Different)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/27

(Originally scheduled for 20130930, so it made it to the Missed Schedule list as well)

On my research list, as I want to do this in Windows 7 as well as windows 8: retina macbook pro – Resolution 2880 x 1800 not available in Windows 8 (VMware Fusion 5) – Ask Different.

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Fusion, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, VMware, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a Comment »

“An Ancient Piece of Computer Lore in a Place You’d Never Expect” or “Dungeon (Zork) Map in Duplicity” | Porkrind Dot Org Missives

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/27

More than 2 years ago, I wrote about InfoCom adventures before, and recently noticed that since then a Zork map I saw like 30 years ago is now online in a digital scanned version.

Cool!

Thanks David Caldwell for putting it online.

Zork user group ad (thanks Apple2History.org). Click to enlarge.

Zork user group ad (thanks Apple2History.org). Click to enlarge.

I didn’t know there even was a Zork User group (:

–jeroen

via: “An Ancient Piece of Computer Lore in a Place You’d Never Expect” or “Dungeon (Zork) Map in Duplicity” | Porkrind Dot Org Missives.

Posted in About, LifeHacker, Personal, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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