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Sometimes I miss programming in PostScript, the language that, so long ago, gave me my technical "fifteen minutes of fame:" it's like Lisp with a stack, and RPN, welded to a very powerful vector based graphics engine.
PostScript's control of namespace lookup by an explicit stack of Dictionaries is very cool. Like Lisp, or other interpreted languages with a full REPL, turning text to code, and the reverse, was easy.
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot
I have always programmed in C++. Except for a stint before it came out when I purchased UCSD Pascal for $100. You got the source code too. Its 16-bit byte codes ran on an interpreter whose idea was later later adopted by Java and Microsoft's reaction to Java, C#. You could debug UCSD Pascal both forwards and backwards, something Visual Studio is still dreaming about doing.
I used many different languages to some extent (some pretty obscure) in my 50+ year programming career. Of them all I think I liked C most of all. It was a short step up from the assembler to learn and was easy for me to use. Being a control freak I felt it gave me the best product from my time. I found the C lib functions straight forward and manageable.
This is just an old fart's opinion. I can get by in just about anything. There is truly nothing under the sun. The language syntax and organization changes but it is all pretty much the same.
I remember them, but I don't exactly miss them enough to download a compiler and start writing Cobol or Fortran code. Almost, but not quite, now we have Mathf and C# so who needs the older languages? Well, unless you are called on to do a code conversion or repair old code.
I learned with Basic and Pascal. But I will never refer a beginner to those languages these days.
I am working on the G-Suite and I am using Building and Resources section. When I am trying to add custom field in the "Add Resource" form under "Building" not getting any option to add custom field under that "Resource" form.
When I am checking the User section I am getting the option to add a custom field like string, number, etc in the users but not getting this type option in the additional resources form.
I have to admit I was P2 not P1 and was raising money for the British Heart Foundation back in the early 80's. The pilot was a great guy who unfortunately was killed two weeks later after crashing into another Pitts while practising some displays - a great loss.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I recently posted about my i7, 8GB RAM laptop running out of RAM while running Win10 and Android Studio and Emulator.
Someone posted back and said I should try out Ubuntu (via CD or flash drive).
I have a 16GB USB flash drive so I set it up and booted up.
It only takes a few minutes to get it set up and running. It couldn't be simpler.
I was really impressed.
I was absolutely amazed at how fast it starts up and runs. Even FireFox seemed faster running from that flash drive. Everything was just so fast.
I downloaded AS and got it installed (even with my limited knowledge of Linux). Out of Space
However, as it was installing and adding the Android Emulator it said I was out of space.
I figured, ok, well it's only 16GB and maybe it just doesn't all fit. I mean it's an entire OS running from the stick.
64 GB Flash Drive
I had another 64GB Flash drive so I set up Ubuntu trial on that one and tried again.
However, again, this time it said that I was out of space.
I'm assuming the trial does something odd with the space or something? Does anyone happen to know?
Also, I'm planning on using and old laptop HDD that I can plug into a "toaster" and try booting from USB from that drive and see how it will work. I 'm wondering if that will work.
I don't have much space left on my laptop Win10 drive (SSD) so I'm not sure I can create another partition that will be large enough for Ubuntu.
The overall experience of Ubuntu was really great however. Can't believe how fast it boots and runs from the flash drive. I'm assuming that performance would only be better from direct SSD and that would crush comparisons to Win10.
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