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Re: [Gm2] running gm2 on ubuntu-i386

From: Norayr Chilingarian
Subject: Re: [Gm2] running gm2 on ubuntu-i386
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:37:26 +0400
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Ah, I didn't explain, just I remember that I was trying to send to the
very similar e-mail address (an wanadoo too) which I remember from the
previous package, or, may be from the mailing list, and it didn't work
I tried again couple of minutes ago, and did not receive a reply so far.
Seems this address works.
Sorry for inconvenience and offtopic.


On 03/06/11 23:57, Christoph Schlegel wrote:
> Why don't you try to write to the email-adress provided (see link by jose 
> ramon)?
> christoph
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:54:15 +0400
>> Von: Norayr Chilingarian <address@hidden>
>> An: jose ramon mazaira <address@hidden>
>> CC: address@hidden
>> Betreff: Re: [Gm2] running gm2 on ubuntu-i386
> would like to test(play) it on Linux, but it seems there are only wintel
> binaries, and no sources
> pity :)
> any clue how to contact the author?
> Norayr
> On 03/06/11 20:14, jose ramon mazaira wrote:
>>>> You're absolutely right. I've found the translator at
>>>> .
>>>> In fact, the only reason I have to search for this translator is
>>>> because, unfortunately, pascal (not to mention C) has had a much more
>>>> wide audience and applications than m2, although I personally prefer
>>>> (and use much more intensively) m2. So when I need to use a numerical
>>>> library written in pascal I find more easy to compile my project in
>>>> pascal. Perhaps this has been the reason because some 'oldies' like
>>>> fortran have had so much use.
>>>> 2011/3/6, Norayr Chilingarian <address@hidden>:
>>>>>>> do you plan to release an open-source
>>>>>>> translator from Modula-2 to Oberon or Object Pascal?
>>>> Why do you need one?
>>>> Modula-2 is a very beautiful language, for me it's nice to have
>>>> possibility to write code in M2 instead of writing in Pascal.
>>>> I like M2 more than what we now call "object pascal".
>>>> And glade3 provides relatively simple ways to build GTK+ applications,
>>>> if GUI is considered.
>>>> Besides, Wirth himself designed his languages without backwards
>>>> compatibility, i. e. M2 is unable to compile Wirth's Pascal source code,
>>>> and Oberon is unable to compile M2 code.
>>>> Because very often in order to do a good design it is necessary to not
>>>> be compatible with previous versions. C++ did another way, Straustrup
>>>> was trying to keep compatibility with C. However, he didn't fully
>>>> succeed, and, I don't know anyone who uses g++ to compile plain C.
>>>> There's gcc for that :)
>>>> So, what am I talking is that I've read that at the time Wirth designed
>>>> M2 he also prepared Pascal -> Modula-2 converter, and after he designed
>>>> Oberon, he prepared Modula-2 -> Oberon converter.
>>>> May be it makes sense to search in the internet(s) in order to find
>>>> something like that. But M2->Pascal converter is not reasonable, I
>>>> think. I remember there was a guy, in the comp.lang.modula-2, who have
>>>> been written a M2 to fpc converter, so he can write in M2 and compile
>>>> the resulting code with fpc.
>>>> Right now it's not necessary, we have GM2 which is a very nice peace of
>>>> work by itself.
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Norayr Chilingarian
>>>> ---
>>>> On 03/06/11 07:44, jose ramon mazaira wrote:
>>>>>>> First of all, I'd like to thank you your effort in building a high
>>>>>>> quality, open-source, modula-2 compiler.
>>>>>>> I've also installed it and I've been able to run it finally without
>>>>>>> problems. Before that, I experienced some trouble that I've solved
>>>>>>> successfully, so I hope that my experience can be useful for
> potential
>>>>>>> users. The trouble I had was related to the ranlib library, which is
>>>>>>> part of the binutils package. The compiler complained that an library
>>>>>>> file (.a) was missing.The only thing I did was to upgrade to the most
>>>>>>> recent version of binutils (2.20.51).
>>>>>>> I think that a link to Modulipse IDE in your page could be useful for
>>>>>>> potential users.
>>>>>>> I have an additional question: do you plan to release an open-source
>>>>>>> translator from Modula-2 to Oberon or Object Pascal?
>>>>>>> Thank you very much.
>>>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>>>> gm2 mailing list
>>>>>>> address@hidden
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