Older blog entries for elj (starting at number 3)

Published elj-daily for 23 Jan 2001:

  • Jim Cochrane announces another release of his Market Analysis System [ hopefully, one day we will see a SmallEiffel version - for the moment for ISE Eiffel users only. ]

  • Cameron and Kathryn splotlight the wxWindows library. [Dream one day that eljwin32all might attract similiar developer and user attention]

  • Interesting comments regarding multiple inheritance - still like the Eiffel Approach myself. [ must update for the precursor construct ]

  • Get the first elj-submit for the year. [ unfortunately. these have become a rarity. ]

Posted a couple of messages ( here and here ) to the SmallEiffel Mailing List.

Added a few more examples to the eljwin32all library. Uwe is learning html and developing reference documentation [ very well done].

RainbowSally continues console efforts [looking forward to a February release].

Still feel overwhelmed by it all - wish I had more skill and time.

Published elj-daily for 22 Jan 2001:

SmallEiffel cracks 90,000 visitors over the weekend. Note bad for a so-called B&D language. Also noticed a new beta release dated 15 Jan 2001 (wish Dominique would publish this fact along with the changes - the only thing I can gather is some changes to the Garbage Collector).

Other ground work:

Too many unanswered email's as there is just too much going on. Hopefully, will catch later in the week.

Published elj-daily for the 19 Jan 2000 (realised I had been doing this for three years - I guess it has been worth it?)

Dabbled with TinyPTC after seeing a comp.compilers.lcc posting (I use lcc-win32 as the backend C compiler for elj-win32).

Decided to hack a SmallEiffel interface to the TinyPTC api (three C functions - open, update, close) which resulted in posting a message to the SmallEiffel Mailing List - I used the C_InlineWithoutCurrent external feature and c_inline_c function as these are being used in the second phase of the eljwin32all project. It has been suggested that SDL would be a better approach than TinyPTC. Jan already has an Eiffel interface to SDL called jegl - must post this back to the SmallEiffel list (actually just found this old post)

Finally got my first elj- daily out for 2001.

  • Good to see the results of the Eiffel Struggle 2000, but it was disappointing to see only half the number of entries from the previous year

  • Glenn Maughan's Goanna demonstrates that Eiffel can be used to develop internet applications. [ Nice to see Marcio Marchini's yaesockets project being used in a broader context - no doubt the library will continue to evolve as SmallEiffel gets closer to a multiplatform concurrency implementation ]

I have had a nice break which included the Cook Islands (08-19 December 2000), Coffs Harbour (for Chrismas), Port Stephens (for New Year) and Perisher Valley for the last couple of weeks. While in the Cook Island I posted a summary of my experiences to the elj-win32-dev mailing list [ see Kia Orana from Rarotonga ]

Bought a Digital Camera for the break [ Cannon IXUS ] which has brought a new dimension to photography for me [captured some great sunset's and interesting shots of Snow Gums - did not realise the variation in bark colour].

The SmallEiffel project (getting close to 90,000 visitors now) is close to another -0.75 beta release - must check again.

I have started work again on the eljwin32all project. Uwe and Birgit have done a great job in starting the second phase of the project - we now have interfaces to scintilla and Postgresql and hopefully a couple of developers to finish off the interfaces and their integration into ccl/kk.

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