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    [SOLVED] Re: Business Logic Scripting

    It sounds like Lua meets most of those requirements:
    http://www.lua.org/about.html
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    Re: Sound in assembly

    That code will not work on any modern Operating System ( Protected-Mode prevents user-land code from directly accessing the hardware http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_mode ).

    The easiest...
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    Re: Repository with older GCC versions

    That is a really good point. I bet that's how they got UPS ( http://ups.sourceforge.net/ ) to compile almost *everywhere* no matter the distro/flavor of the month.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help Needed: Making My Own Search Engine

    Plenty of open-source options exist.

    http://swish-e.org/

    http://xapian.org/

    http://www.htdig.org/

    to name just a few from the huge list of search engines...
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    Re: Linux Assembly linking problem (intel)

    Replace "_start" with "main" and then use 'gcc' to link.
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    Re: Recommended books for learning C?

    I believe his "C++ is a better C" was *his* way of promoting his new language. I'm positive he was aware of alternative ways of "doing OO" in straight C. Good info, all the same. Thanks. But as...
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    Re: Recommended books for learning C?

    Answer: C++ was once implemented as a pre-processor + macros tacked onto a C compiler.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_preprocessor
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    Re: Recommended books for learning C?

    My bad. Thanks for the quick correction.
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    Re: Recommended books for learning C?

    Do you have any proof that C++ is an OO extension of C?? Are you able to cite a source to back-up your non-rational claim?

    Both C and C++ inherit qualities from the same 'language family', but...
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    Re: Recommended books for learning C?

    http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html
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    Re: Source code for the man pages

    http://primates.ximian.com/~flucifredi/man/

    http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/man-db
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    Re: Efficent division in assembly (x86_64)

    It still counts toward application run time. Always keep syscalls to a minimum -- every context switch (going from User-space to System-space and then back again) is CPU expensive. It is always...
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    One could port Simple Machine Language to Lisp. Perhaps even present it in a cushy interface similar to _why's_ Hackety-Hack?

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/sml
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    Well, those are 'beginners' -- one cannot expect them to already know about things they've not yet been exposed to. Just like any other bailiwick, it takes time and experience to develop new skills....
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    Yes, it was some time ago. The set is intuitive but memory-oriented. Not much different from the 8051/52 micro-controllers that were popular until the ARM recently usurped the stage. Come to think...
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    I once wrote an assembler for 6502. I had planned to also write an emulator/debugger system to complete the package, but I never did get around to doing that.

    Well, if you are anything like me...
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    Yes. That is called the Basic Input/Output System.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS

    Used to be, it was contained in ROM. But on modern machines, it usually resides in some sort of Flash-RAM.
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    Modern OS'en will not allow you to do so. Protected Mode means that the OS will complain if a user program attempts to access something it shouldn't.
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    That is correct. Don't run as 'root' while playing with system calls (this goes for C hackers too). I made the mistake once and screwed-up the file-system.
    They do.


    "segmented memory...
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    [SOLVED] Re: assembly -- where would you begin

    Start by reading some decent books/tutorials.

    This one uses Nasm in combination with the C standard library:
    http://www.drpaulcarter.com/pcasm/

    Install Nasm from here: http://www.nasm.us/
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  21. Re: RAM access (same as /tmp/ for linux) in windows?

    Yeah, it is called a "RAM disk" and use to be popular back in the DOS days. Microsoft has a "sample" driver as a free download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257405

    But you can do a...
  22. Re: new comer to understanding PCI device drivers

    Well, stop Googling. Wikipedia has the stuff you are looking for:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_configuration_space
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    Re: what to practice for kernel engineering jobs

    Quoting DangerOnTheRanger:
    Hey, I know a lot of that stuff!
    What I did to learn all that(and put it into practice) was to develop my own mini OS.
    It's actually not too hard, just tedious...


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    Re: What languages needed for Linux

    In your original post, you said this: "What programming languages should we know to professionally work with linux"

    So, yes, in the general case, market forces determine what languages you should...
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    [SOLVED] Re: structure for Super IO chip detection

    It often helps to study other's code. Take a look at psensor:

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/psensor
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