Modula 3

So, Modula-3 is now working on the DEC Alpha, just before my departure on holiday. This evening has been an exercise in climbing and stretching, attempting to retrieve all the crap that we take on holiday when we're camping, which is currently buried behind the contents of the attic and building materials.

It's at this point that I wish we'd booked two weeks in a hotel with everything provided, but I guess I'll get over it. It's also rained here pretty much solid all week, and I can't believe I'm going to have to fit a roof box and fill a car with camping junk in the rain. Hope it's not raining when we get to the other end, especially as we've never put this tent up before, and I'm really hoping there is a copy of the instructions in the bag!

I've attached some screenshots of the example applications that ship with Modula-3. This particular version is a derivitive of the original DEC SRC version called Critical Mass. It's still under active development. Jay the guy who got it working on the DEC Alpha was very helpful and knowledgeable.

I've also installed it on the Ubuntu laptop, so I will have some method of developing Lunar Lander whilst I'm away. The cable I thought I'd ordered (to use the mobile phone as a modem) hasn't arrived and I can no longer find any reference to the order, so I'm going to use local wifi access to provide updates. Not the retro solution I'd hoped for. However, I'm anticipating the Z88 will be very handy for writing blog entries. I'll attempt to get anything I've written ported back to the Alpha.

Good luck to all the other contestants for the rest of the month.