|OpenRPN *fix core release 0.1|
Message #1 Posted by Alain on 14 July 2006, 2:07 a.m.
I'm happy to announce the first release of *fix core, the RPL-like engine that will one day power OpenRPN calcs.
This is a pre-alpha release. We've been toying around with Paul, and this is very far from anything product like. The C++ infrastructure is far from final as far as memory management is concerned. It lacks exception handling, and is absolutely not ready to be embedded and may still have a lot of bugs.
On a desktop Linux machine, though, it's already fun to use. We have integrated Hugh Steer's BCD20 library, and we can switch between native (binary) floating point and BCD with a flag.
Paul has also added a lot of HP16C-like functions.
It should compile on any Linux box, Cygwin and probably Visual Studio with little elbow grease.
Feedback and (constructive) comments appreciated. I know it's not a Forth core, I know it's far less memory efficient than RPL, but I know also we've been two developers only, writing code as a hobby after a busy day at work.
The Sourceforge project also has a mailing list for discussing the core implementation.
Come on in and join the fun!
Edited: 14 July 2006, 2:08 a.m.