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by Rainier Lamers
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

On the face of it -the languages are not really different. The difference here is how the language is used - i.e. what has been done with it. Like Java becoming the language of choice for Andoid, Pascal was chosen for Delphi (and later emulated somewhat by C++ Builder). Now we have Pascal chosen for...
by Rainier Lamers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

PEX under Ultibo ?

Consider myself stunned. Wow !
by Rainier Lamers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

As they say: Amen to that brother ! Yes - I can see Ultibo becoming the embedded development system for many applications. By effectively incorporating a compatible "C" library to keep imports done in "C" happy one of the major drawbacks of Pascal (lack of sources for many interesting things) is mos...
by Rainier Lamers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

Pascal strings ? Well - no issue there. This is one aspect where Pascal is much better. Pascal (with all its various string types) stores the length of the string with the string. When you write compilers you will realize just what a bonus that is - C is forced to scan for the end character of a str...
by Rainier Lamers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

On the Pi Zeros - I read it's "one per customer". That not true ? Yes, $5 is hard to beat. I have to be careful what I do - it is easy to get carried away but I must be mindful of producing a producible product that is as reliable as it gets. My aim for the next generation of our EFIS systems is to ...
by Rainier Lamers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

No Pascal is anything but dead and living a productive life "in the shadows". Borland was a U.S. company - they are the ones that came up with Turbo Pascal which was arguably a huge success (while Microsoft's own Pascal flopped). But Borland had no chance against MS and their efforts to diversify (T...
by Rainier Lamers
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

Yes not problem with converting PAL, NTSC or whatever into CSI-2 data streams. ADV7282-M is perhaps the favorite chip here. It appears to be supported in Raspiraw. Using the parallel memory bus is out of the question - I need to use the DPI for TTL displays so not much left on usable I/O after that....
by Rainier Lamers
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

well, right now there is absolutely no need to upgrade to 64 bit for us. You see, this is bare metal programming. There is no unwieldy operating system that gets in the way. The result of this is blazingly fast execution of the application - since there is only one application running on the CPU I d...
by Rainier Lamers
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.
Replies: 75
Views: 23719

Re: A Extended Pascal Implementation : CONCEPT.

Just for interest sake, have a look at www.MGLAvionics.co.za or Google "MGL Avionics". You will find a whole host of aviation stuff from small little instruments like altimeters right up to full blown flight deck panels loaded with everything that opens and shuts - like 3D terrain lookahead, navigat...
by Rainier Lamers
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: TVP5150 module CSI compatibility (Composite in to Pi)
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: TVP5150 module CSI compatibility (Composite in to Pi)

Just to keep everybody on their toes - this subject is getting my attention. We are currently evaluating using the CM3 in some of our products as upgrade to current solutions as it appears to be very cost effective. However we need to stream analog camera (PAL, NTSC) images to a preview window (no n...

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