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Software News   Software News : PortablE r3 released
   posted by ChrisH on 24-Dec-2008 16:35:56 (2163 reads)


A new version of PortablE has been released. PortablE is an AmigaE compiler, written from scratch in E, and able to compile itself. It supports Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS & MorphOS.

The main changes for this release are:
* PortablE is now up to 7 times faster (greatest for big programs), due to a bug fix.
* Added support for MUI, ReqTools & some other 3rd-party libraries (now covers most of the requested ones).


* Added support for more AmigaOS modules (now covers all the requested ones).
* Comes with 247 modules for AmigaOS & 3rd-party libraries.
* Added FUNCtion pointers, PROTOTYPEs, return-type declarations, and new operators (XOR, SHL, SHR).
* Added scripts to call GCC or EC after PortablE.
* Error highlighting now works on AROS.
* Many bug fixes (big & small), plus some other improvements.
* Increased general funkyness by 301%... Happy Christmas!

If you want to find out more, or wish to download it, then please visit it's home page:
cshandley.co.uk/portable
    

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Re: PortablE r3 released
Posted on 24-Dec-2008 19:29:59
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Great news :D

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funkyness?


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It should support Triton also.

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@ggw
Perhaps "funky" doesn't translate well? The closest on-line definition I could find was "stylish and modern in an unconventional way", although I mean it more like just "great or cool (in a slightly unconventional way)".

PortablE has had "funky new features" for ages, but this is the first time I decided to measure it. I found that funky-ness levels have increased by precisely 301%

Last edited by ChrisH on 24-Dec-2008 at 08:47 PM.


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@FrankBrana
That would be possible. It is currently about 6th in my list of 3rd-party libraries that I may look at adding, depending on interest...


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Please delete SHL and SHR and replace with ASL, LSL, ASR, LSR. Thanks.


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@ChrisH
I think it's a Good work (Idon't test it!).

But I like this:
C++

I tested "E" form many year ago. I like it but I walk over to Windows
and begining to programming in the ugly C++. After a short time I
walk over to C with tool Lcc.

Have You test "D"?
Digital Mars D


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@ChaosLord
It kind of makes sense to have SHL/SHR, since E already had Shl() & Shr() functions. But adding LSHL & LSHR might happen...


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@linnar
Hopefully PortablE will run on Windows eventually...

BTW, as I don't like C-style syntax, I wouldn't touch D


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Excellent news. thanks


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@ChrisH

I just read the CppConsideredHarmful page and can only say that I agree with every word of it I'm longing to try out the language!

Only one thing struck me; you wrote: "and "long" is guaranteed to be 32-bits (or similar)"
That is not true. On 64-bit systems long is typically 64-bit wide while int remains 32-bit. What is guaranteed is that long can always store a pointer IIRC. This atleast in the LP64 model.

Btw. Have you considered 64-bit compatibility? How would the language support 64-bit? Would VALUE and pointers be 64-bit, or also, or either LONG?


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@Deniil715
Regarding C++ "long" being 64-bit on a 64-bit system - I'd need to read the context in which I wrote it, but I suspect that the 64-bit issue was irrelevant to the point I was trying it make (not least because 64-bit OSes are not common).

As for PortablE's theoretical behaviour on 64-bit systems - I have already considered this: VALUE is only guaranteed to hold 32-bit values, but will be 64-bit on such systems. Obviously pointers would be 64-bits too. However, LONG will always be 32-bit. And BIGVALUE is always 64-bit, even on 32-bit systems (unless the target does not support 64-bit values).

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