idea for a friendly project
Hi. I am a newbie programmer who is frustrated with a lot of
computing things. Some of those things are, proprietry names on
functions, libraries written by others, and in general a difficult time
in remembering all of those names! I have nothing against all of
the afore mentioned, but I do have a pet dream project...
I wish to build a simple software computer. I have a couple of
pre reqs with it, in that I want it to be modelled on real things
and I want it to be independant of the host. The former is easy to
explain. I want to model the comonents of an electronic ciruit in
C++ first and then use them to build models of ics.
The later is more amiquous. I want the program to run in it's own
world as much as it can. If worse comes to worse, I would have it
making calls to either the GDI or ASM routines. But 'my' ultimate
dream is to have a numerical output that can be processed
externally after the running of a program to find what it
represents. Being a puriest, I will have to write the os and all the
simple little programs for the comp in it's own asm.
If anyone feels they would like to contribute to this in any way,
please feel free to mai me, or post, but I have a good plan already
formulated. I would really like people to help me with modelling
certain hardware and auxillaries as this system will need the lot.
The main goal is to build something with software that can be
built in real life.