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    I am looking for a cheap way to write programs for palmOs using c++. CAn you advise a solution ? Codewarrior appears to be very expensive.
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    Michael

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    there are free GNU tools
    go to handspring.com or palmsource.com

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    Can I use the same program written in visual c++ (console) and compile for use with palm ??
    Anybody got experience with this ???
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    Michael

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    Anybody got an answer?
    Can I use code intended for VC++ or is there a specific C++ ?
    Thanks
    Michael

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    Originally posted by Salem
    > Can I use the same program written in visual c++ (console) and compile for use with palm ??
    If you write your C++ program to use only standard C++ features, then

    You can compile it using VC++, and run it in a console.

    You can compile it using a Palm compiler, and run it on your PalmOS.
    I don't think so because palm devices are very different then a normal, general purpose computer. Everything is different, like the filesystem uses a type of database instead of regular files; the screen is totally different; and the OS is not a multi-threaded OS.
    If you look at code for palm devices it looks very different then regular C++ code. I really doubt you will get any regular programs to run on a palm.

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    Originally posted by beege31337
    I don't think so because palm devices are very different then a normal, general purpose computer. Everything is different, like the filesystem uses a type of database instead of regular files; the screen is totally different; and the OS is not a multi-threaded OS.
    I don't think C++ cares about any of that. That's a job for the compiler.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    Embedded C++. Look for it from Microsoft, it's free.

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