New VMMaker/svn release

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Thu Dec 29 02:19:09 UTC 2005

Hi Tim -

This looks actually pretty good - I was finally able to compile a 
working VM again (yay!). One problem I had was with the definition and 
use of the sqFilenamefromblabla macro - ioFilenamefromblabla (the only 
user of that macro) is defined as taking sqInt but the macro makes happy 
use of [] which makes the compiler complain that the "subscripted value 
is neither array nor pointer". This should either be cast properly or 
declared to take pointer arguments.

   - Andreas

tim Rowledge wrote:
> Almost in time for Nigelmass (my brother's dirthday is on the 25th)  
> I've just completed another step in the releasing of the 64bit clean  VM 
> code with the latest SVN level (1282 or thereabouts) and the SM  package 
> VMMaker3.8b5-64 'WillYouStillNeedMe'.
> Read the comments attached to the SM package details. You must do  
> certain things before it will work. Certain things will probably not  
> work even then. So far it builds, compiles and runs in 32 bit form on  
> RISC OS and OSX.
> You will need to decide upon a way to appropriately define  
> 'VMENDIANNESS' (0 for little, 1 for big) as part of the compile. You  
> might need to pay some attention to the definition of the  
> sqFilenameFromString macro.
> When we can feel confident that it is ok for a beta release I can  make 
> an  SVN branch to tie to the package.
> tim
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> tim Rowledge; tim at;
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