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On longevity and code

2014-12-08 11:08:15.357549+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

RT Dion Almaer ‏@dalmaer:

"compiling a C program from 20+ years ago is actually a lot easier than getting a Rails app from last year to work" https://passy.svbtle.com/building-vim-from-1993-today

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#Comment Re: On longevity and code made: 2014-12-08 14:34:08.757564+00 by: meuon

I've recently been installing a lot of "C" things from Source on some small systems. Intel Edison's. Pi's. etc.. really hard to beat: ./configure, make clean, make install

Sometimes getting dependencies installed first can be tedious, but it works a lot better and saner than other worlds.

#Comment Re: On longevity and code made: 2014-12-09 00:01:34.005149+00 by: spc476

I've successfully compiled (32b and 64b) and run Viola (32b only---it makes the assumption that sizeof(int)==sizeof(long)==size(any pointer)), a web browser originally written 1991, although the version I found was from 1995.