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    What's everyone up to? Projects?

    This forum is dead, depressing...

    What's everyone up to? Project-wise or otherwise.

    Been focusing more on just keeping up with work and health issues myself, haven't had time to do much on the side.

    Looking at making an Ada-based control program for our products at work, running on Linux (x86). Very sick of IEC 61131-3 programming languages (ladder logic, etc.) and Ada is the programming language meant for mission-critical control programs.

    Might be doing some programming for a local river/bird preserve that needs to aggregate groundwater measurement data into reports etc.

    Trying to get a local Linux user group (LUG) going, harder than I thought. There's been lots of sporadic interest over the years, but hardly anyone wants to show up to meetings.

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    A couple of coworkers want to build a matchmaker app and one asked if I'd like to help. So basically I'm working on a way to take a user's address info and then parse our database for all members within a given radius. Super cool algorithmic stuff and I'm gonna code it in C++. I've been playing with the cpprestsdk to some decent success, actually.

    Don't say this to anyone but for some reason, MS' C++ is really intuitive for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    This forum is dead, depressing...
    I have things to say, but usually non programming topics seem to be shunned and heated debates are policed to the point of having members banned. When these things happen, those that wish to make this forum... less boring... tend to go elsewhere.
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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Who was banned? I know we've had people get angry and leave over things but I don't know if I've seen someone get outright banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    This forum is dead, depressing...
    Agreed on both counts.

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    Been migrating projects to 2015, which was a big jump. Once it's done 2017 should be a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit View Post
    Agreed on both counts.
    Well, we can always try to kick some life into it! We can start awesome discussions about C++ again.

    Um... Um...

    Ooh, the CMake support in Visual Studio 2017 is actually pretty good. It's convinced me to use VS. So there's that!

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    Last I tried to open clang (CMake) with VS 2017 RC, it didn't work. So there's that.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    clang is a compiler and CMake is a high-level build tool O_o

    The only way I've gotten VS's Clang stuff to work is if I open up a new project, select cross-platform and choose between static/dynamic libraries as my output targets.

    I think there's some MSBuild options you can feed in to parse the solution with the Clang front-end though. I know you have to specify the platform toolset and I think there was something else... But you should be able to feed that into the build options when using CMake in the new VS. I'm not sure about the RC.

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    The clang source uses CMake to build it.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Oh, I see.

    What's funny is, msvc 2017 actually failed to compile some Boost headers for me :P

    So I might have to unfortunately fall back to msvc 2015 for my project. I can't help it that Boost has so many useful tools though!

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    What's everyone up to? Project-wise or otherwise.
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    Right now I'm trying to find some extra work on nights/weekends, but it's been really hard to find stuff that can be done remotely and outside normal hours. I know these jobs exist - I've known people that had them and I interacted briefly with a company that is entirely remote (no physical office). I know there are plenty of things at just about any company that need to get done, but none of the normal developers have time for them (hell, it's like that at my own company). Low priority stuff that isn't time bound, that fits perfectly in such an arrangement. But it seems like 95% of companies are averse to this for some reason.

    I'd try a freelancer site, but all the ones I've found on basic searches have 10-20 people bidding per posting. NotGonnaHappen.com with my experience level thus far (3 years).

    Other than that, I wish I had time for the side stuff I've started or want to start. Finish porting a Win32 program I have to wxWidgets. Make a chat program for just me and my wife (like AIM, etc.; the purpose being to exercise GUI programming skills and learn/exercise network programming skills), and some web related stuff. But with three kids that are 3 1/2 and under, it's not easy to find time (the side job thing would have time made for it; that's a little more important than personal side projects).

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