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[REBOL] Re: Build this and they will come...

From: holger:rebol at: 28-May-2001 9:14

On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 02:59:54PM +0100, Mat Bettinson wrote:
> I'm kinda surprised you take a dim view of PC-based simulation, I > thought that is a fairly good environment for developing on PDAs?
I don't object to PC-based cross-compilation and simulation at all. WinCE does that, too, and it works fairly well. The problem I have specifically with the EPOC environment is that it appears somewhat half-baked. The installation script is incomplete (took hours to figure out what is missing), for the simulation it uses Visual Studio in Windows, but for the final compilation it needs Linux with gcc (with different makefiles, compiler settings, include files etc). Plus the simulation itself is incomplete, e.g. wrt sockets and DNS, making debugging difficult. And, of course, there are the architectural EPOC restrictions regarding global variables, use of shared libraries etc. that make it difficult to port software to EPOC anyway. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]