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The Bellinghman
Date: 2004-11-18 17:44
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It's rather weird to be using three different C++ compilers, running under two different OSes, compiling the same source files residing on the same sectors of the same hard drive, on the same PC.

Simultaneously.
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2004-11-18 17:56 (UTC)
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Alan, I think I can safely call you a geek!
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Sion: string-handling kitten
User: sion_a
Date: 2004-11-18 18:13 (UTC)
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I don't think doing that ever occurred to me as weird. OK, I've done far more two different C++ compilers etc etc. Maybe that's slightly less odd.
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Sion: string-handling kitten
User: sion_a
Date: 2004-11-18 18:14 (UTC)
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Oh, hang on, I missed/miss-parsed "on the same PC". Yes, that's weird.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2004-11-18 20:47 (UTC)
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It was only half-way through that I realised, though.
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Liam Proven
User: lproven
Date: 2004-11-18 19:09 (UTC)
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Why?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2004-11-18 20:46 (UTC)
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Because.

OK, because the code is for executables running under NT, OS/2 and RedHat, and I'd just finished getting the stuff to compile for OS/2 and RedHat again (first time for 15 months).

So I fire up one virtual machine to build the NT version under Win2K with VC++, another to build the Linux version using gcc under RedHat, and use OpenWatcom 1.2 to build the OS/2 version on my desktop using a cross compiler.

Having a dual processor machine, it means it completes a little quicker than doing them in sequence. Both virtual machines share a drive with the desktop.
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James Shields
User: lostcarpark
Date: 2004-11-18 23:05 (UTC)
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Impressive.

I want a dual processor PC!

Well, an Athlon 64 will do for now. We'll see when the desktop version of the dual-core Athlons comes out.
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2004-11-19 15:35 (UTC)
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Had a dual-processor computer a while ago; a PowerMac 9600/MP with twin 604s running at 180 MHz. Weak as wet haddock now, of course, but at the time it was a cracking machine for Photoshop.
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