randall at randallreetz.com
Mon Jan 19 20:24:17 EST 2009
I would really like to know how compileit wored. My guess was that it did some form of xtalk to c sourse translation and then compiled it. But maybe i am wrong... Maybe ti went out to some public smalltalk compiler. Anyone know? The kinds of system events - to messages thingsm i have been asking for would never come from anything like compile-it... But several times back in the day, i used it to speed up a repeditive process loop. Orders of magnitude speed enhancement! (and, yes, everyone take our vitamins!) randall
From: "Joe Lewis Wilkins" <pepetoo at cox.net>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: 1/19/2009 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: externals
I just got back from an out of town trip and, belatedly, learned of
Eric's demise. Wow! And he was 14 years younger than I am. Such a
pity. Everyone looses so very much when one is taken in their prime;
and Eric, based on his command of just about everything he did, WAS in
his prime. I wish I had been fortunate enough to have met him. I'm
sure he'll be helping others from a better place than this.
A brief comment relating to this thread: I just wish we had an
application like Compile-It for Rev. Too much to ask? Then we could
create cross-platform externals as we did so easily, but just for HC.
It would seem that, using the Compile-It source as a foundation would
not make this an insurmountable task. But I guess I'm being a bit
naive with this conjecture.
Let's hope that none of our other elder Revers join Eric too very
soon. Stay healthy my friends. Take your vits and exercise. Do push-
aways wih frequency.
On Jan 19, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Brian Yennie wrote:
> Unfortunately it seems you are looking for a high-level API to take
> care of a very low level job. There simply isn't an API for
> everything. You are probably going to have to get your hands dirty
> in C if this is your goal. If you know the OS APIs you want to tap
> into, you could work on building externals in C. If you don't, time
> to do some research =). You will definitely need to build separate
> externals for each operating system as well.
> Maybe not what you were hoping for, but I hope that helps.
>> QuickKeys is cool... but it doesn't offer finder events as triggers
>> for the execution of macros. There is no way, for instance, to
>> tell it:
>> When a user saves any file, from any application, and the name
>> contains "Entropy", then save an alias at "Hard Drive: My Entropy
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