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Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 17:39
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Posted By meynaf
But this is only a rough estimate. Sometimes it...

But this is only a rough estimate. Sometimes it will be more, and (much more annoying) sometimes it will be less.
The problem is, as you say everything is entered and printed in decimal. For this...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 14:27
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
No this is reality. The properties are not the...

No this is reality. The properties are not the same.



You haven't coded for all these machines so it's easy to say.



You won't get far if it only works with the default. ST needs using...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 May 2018, 11:56
Replies: 68
Views: 7,878
Posted By meynaf
I remember that the guy who sold me my A1200...

I remember that the guy who sold me my A1200 (that was back in 1994) bought another one something like two years later.
He regretted selling, I never regretted buying.
Forum: project.EAB 18 May 2018, 22:10
Replies: 107
Views: 4,152
Posted By meynaf
There is already a donate link so the structure...

There is already a donate link so the structure is there anyways...



But everyone knows EAB is p0rn :p

Come on, Akira, I wasn't too serious with that suggestion, m'kay :laughing
Forum: project.EAB 18 May 2018, 18:37
Replies: 107
Views: 4,152
Posted By meynaf
It's not worse than having to moderate first n...

It's not worse than having to moderate first n posts (as was suggested) and having, in the same time, to still deal with spammers directly.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 18:15
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Except you don't have 100 digits - you have 368...

Except you don't have 100 digits - you have 368 bits and that's not the same thing.



Nope. The hardware is simply underpowered for the task.
For example, mere workbench running in 640x256 in 8...
Forum: project.EAB 18 May 2018, 17:27
Replies: 107
Views: 4,152
Posted By meynaf
Some random idea... Charge a little money from...

Some random idea...
Charge a little money from newcomers. No money, no way to post anything. Once they've been confirmed (after a few legit posts), give the money back. And, of course, don't refund...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 17:19
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Which base is used to input numbers ? That's 10....

Which base is used to input numbers ? That's 10. So ya better be able to represent all possible input values exactly.



Right but this was only a simple case and rounding errors can accumulate -...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 13:05
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
For exactness a calculator should compute with...

For exactness a calculator should compute with decimals.
Try 10000.01-10000 in winxp (or amiga) calculator : it does not give 0.01. On the other hand, win8.1 (and probably win10 too) calculator does...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 08:40
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Are they binary floats or decimal floats ? ...

Are they binary floats or decimal floats ?



So it's all about laziness, it seems :D



Then why not getting SpeedCrunch itself ? Seems to be GPL, so the sources should be available.
Forum: project.EAB 17 May 2018, 19:41
Replies: 107
Views: 4,152
Posted By meynaf
What a cool idea :great If you do that i pay...

What a cool idea :great

If you do that i pay the croissants :D
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 19:37
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
You can represent such a number with only doubles...

You can represent such a number with only doubles (even though it'll lack some precision). If you want exact result then it fits with a 256 bit integer.
How odd, asm would win here - because it's...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 16:22
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Even if not fast, it should not take very much...

Even if not fast, it should not take very much time for a 68030 to do this.
But who needs 384 bit floats anyway ? You're using floating-point for computing factorials... which are integer by...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 14:57
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
1500 iterations of a simple loop is slow ? ...

1500 iterations of a simple loop is slow ?



Yes but i always wondered why they don't just free things when the last reference on them disappears.



About being powerful, this depends on...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 13:41
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Still no concrete reason... Indeed a...

Still no concrete reason...



Indeed a little bit larger than should be.
I notice the stack size is raised to 100k. Is this necessary for mere lua ?



That's not garbage in the sense of...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 12:34
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
It was C++, not very different to C. ...

It was C++, not very different to C.



So you dislike something for the mere reason it is old ? :shocked



Well, i don't have a build for AOS 3.x, one that does not require compiling some...
Forum: project.EAB 16 May 2018, 20:51
Replies: 107
Views: 4,152
Posted By meynaf
Just forbid posting links for newly created...

Just forbid posting links for newly created accounts. How would they bypass that ?
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 18:47
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Seems i misinterpreted. But then, enough of this.

Seems i misinterpreted. But then, enough of this.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 18:45
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
So it's approx. 3 times arexx, which i already...

So it's approx. 3 times arexx, which i already find too big for what it does (rexxsyslib.library is 33k on 3.0 and contains most of the bulk).
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 18:14
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
It's not me who had the quite senseless idea to...

It's not me who had the quite senseless idea to use it as shell replacement.



Yes but like Thorham said, lua is embedded in the programs it controls.
You can't simply have your...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 18:10
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
But without noticing, because it's so easy to...

But without noticing, because it's so easy to write crap in compiled languages.



I fail to see why.



You can't expect an OS which has hardly seen an update in 20 years (and runs on...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2018, 16:48
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Not really. Made less passes to process the map,...

Not really. Made less passes to process the map, removed unneeded changes, used auto-incremented pointers rather than indexes, but the basis is still the same.



Then just use Arexx. It's...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 16:42
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
It is not designed to replace ordinary shell...

It is not designed to replace ordinary shell scripts.



It's not me doing that ! Lua is full programming language, not shell script !



It does not need to be fast. It just sends commands...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 16:31
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
You can not know for sure. Strange things happen...

You can not know for sure. Strange things happen sometimes.



Screen space wastage can also be caused by poorly designed UI.



Changing how data is stored isn't changing the algorithm.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 15:15
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
You can't deny that Lua is much slower than...

You can't deny that Lua is much slower than native execution, especially on systems without FPU.



Looks too complicated (a shell script should be simple, easy to read text and not full...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 15:01
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
It is simple enough so that you'll notice...

It is simple enough so that you'll notice something relatively soon.

With Windows it's not memory that will make the system more reliable - it's all saved on disk.
Btw. I'm still wondering why my...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2018, 13:47
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By meynaf
I vaguely remember the Natami team trying these,...

I vaguely remember the Natami team trying these, and that they started failing much before 133Mhz.
Anyway, lack of MMU of FE models make them unusable for Amiga (because MMU is required at least to...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 13:30
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
No. The 68000 needs more clock cycles for the...

No. The 68000 needs more clock cycles for the same instruction. Fastest instruction is 4, on 68020 it's 2.
So you need at least twice the Mhz for roughly same speed.
Add to this the 68000 has no...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 10:47
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
No i don't agree. Doing what you suggest is about...

No i don't agree. Doing what you suggest is about as much work as designing the cpu from scratch : you have to redo just about everything, rewrite the whole microcode, use a different physical...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 10:30
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
By the time the 68000 was made (late 1970s),...

By the time the 68000 was made (late 1970s), being 16bit already costed quite a lot of transistors in the cpu. Restricting to 16bit internally kept that number acceptable.
The outside bus is 16bit...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 08:15
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
I didn't say anything else. You can directly type...

I didn't say anything else. You can directly type a command.
Oh, and of course it will remember previous command you typed.
If what you want is a true shell window, type "newcli" here - or use some...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2018, 22:16
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Try the menu : Workbench/Execute Command. Or...

Try the menu : Workbench/Execute Command.
Or double-click the program icon you get when using "show all files".
You can even double-click any file (provided it has "execute" flag set) and execute...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2018, 22:12
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Ever wondered what exactly is done with the...

Ever wondered what exactly is done with the memory ? They shouldn't eat so much for the level of features they provide, should they ?



Up time does not endanger the system more than when...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2018, 15:00
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
The 68k provides all the tools an asm programmer...

The 68k provides all the tools an asm programmer wants. Orthogonal instruction set, enough so that you don't constantly wonder if some addressing mode is available or not for some instruction.
The...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2018, 11:17
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Oh no, you didn't get it, we're good friends in...

Oh no, you didn't get it, we're good friends in fact. We had such conversations already in the past. It never degenerates.
On the other hand, someone always writing in bold has more chances to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 May 2018, 08:45
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By meynaf
Personnally I value the BASEREG directive very...

Personnally I value the BASEREG directive very much. Ok, it doesn't work on Devpac ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2018, 08:36
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Sure, even if it depends on what you're doing...

Sure, even if it depends on what you're doing exactly (i rarely go over 50% mem use on my 8GB machine, and never saw a single app eating 4GB).



If you don't trust new software then maybe...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2018, 21:14
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
It's not the code they are intended to execute....

It's not the code they are intended to execute. They can still be capable of it, we just don't want them to - as it's useless.



Either it's dreaming, or we have to take care how it can be ...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2018, 20:50
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
Sorry, i've been deceived too many times to...

Sorry, i've been deceived too many times to believe in dreams.

For now i have designed my own "68k's offspring" cpu and implemented it as vm on the amiga. One day i will probably port it to pc and...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2018, 20:40
Replies: 480
Views: 18,116
Posted By meynaf
A clean architecture that's easy to code in asm. ...

A clean architecture that's easy to code in asm.



Of course not, nobody does - simply not doable except for very small things. It's not for nothing anyone defending those against 68k always...
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