HELP! Must choose language!

Delaney, Timothy tdelaney at avaya.com
Mon Jan 6 08:01:23 CET 2003


> From: Dan Smart [mailto:cppdan at dansmart.com]
>
> > I wrote as a group final-year uni project some time ago a Nova 2
> > simulator called "Satori" (named after "Nova Satori" in 
> Robotech: The
> > Robotech Masters ;) I even wrote an assembler for it.
> > 
> > Front panel with usable switches, teletype, tape reader and puncher,
> > the works. Fun stuff. Written in C on the Mac.
> > 
> I'd be interested in seeing that if you still have it.

Unfortunately, I had my computer stolen, along with the Zip cartidges with
my backups (for hard drive failure, not theft - they were sitting next to
the computer) the following year (I got full-time employment halfway through
my final year, and took an additional 4 years to complete my degree ;). I
had to pull out of a course since it got stolen week 12 of 14 in the
semester, with a project on it that was worth 40% ... I just told my
professor I wasn't going to bother sitting the exam, but would get an extra
couple of days pay ...

I think I've still got all the specs and everything for the machine, so some
day I may re-write it (in Python ;) It needed a rewrite anyway ... as I
said, a *group* final-year project ... they wouldn't let me do it on my own.
It would have taken so much less time if they had ... (back in the days
before I knew what software design really was ;)

Tim Delaney





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