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General ENIGMA / Re: Someone should
« on: August 23, 2010, 08:25:34 am »
I believe that enigma is the name, as they are part of the same project, but i'm not completely sure.
They're separate projects. LGM is just an IDE, Enigma is just a compiler. Each has their respective team and team leaders.

The 'combined' name is not determined yet, but some suggest it should be ENIGMA, since LGM is just a de-facto standard IDE that happens to be included and can be rebranded, while others suggest it should be LateralGM, since the compiler is never seen - what you actually run is LGM, and the compiler just happens to be one of possibly many plugins. I don't think a combined name is really that important, as people don't really confuse Eclipse/Netbeans for Java.

How transparent and easy is it actually possible to make the combination for the end-user, in regards to set-up and execution?
LGM comes packaged in one jar file, making it very portable and very easy to include in another project. ENIGMA has capitalized on that, and included it with their compiler. As such, all you need to download is Enigma, and LGM comes with it.

General ENIGMA / Re: Help File?
« on: August 22, 2010, 03:53:37 pm »
CHM format is proprietary, meaning that LGM can't use it. End of story.

I like the javaHelp idea. LGM can read and display HTML very easily.

General ENIGMA / Re: Someone should
« on: August 22, 2010, 03:50:47 pm »
I've gathered up all the icons so far into one html page:

On firefox, you might need to refresh it a couple times to get rid of the scrollbars. Firefox is not exactly fond of SVGs.

Also, waiting on someone to work up an svg version of RetroX's lgm4.png. I would, but I've tried a couple times and come up with horrible renderings, so my graphics talents are... lacking

General ENIGMA / Re: Help File?
« on: August 22, 2010, 10:55:57 am »
What I'd like to see is some kind of light-weight Markup Language version of a help file. This way, LGM can dynamically look up functions in it, and display the help for that function easily, as well as knowing the arguments for the function.

Actually, LGM already has a text file with all the functions, their arguments, and the description of the function (the descriptions have yet to be filled in). It was generated from the online function list, which was in text, yaml, and xml (although I don't know where the topic's gotten to now).

Edit: Found it.
Seems the database has been changed and the export stuff wasn't updated, so it's broken now.

General ENIGMA / Re: Someone should
« on: August 22, 2010, 10:38:41 am »
Since it is open source, technically you can replace it with your preferred version. As for the official LGM project, I have no intention of keeping it red. It's the same color as GM, and I've mistaken it for an error enough times.

Off-Topic / Re: X
« on: August 20, 2010, 12:23:26 pm »
Actually you can, using the old V-bar notation. I say old because roman numerals are only used to represent dates and small numbers anymore, so they have all but gotten rid of V-bar. V bar is a V with a bar over it, kinda like mathematical notation for Mean. It is used to indicate thousands exponents, kinda like calculator E notation (*10^X)

Announcements / Re: ENIGMA R4
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:22:58 am »
Might I inquire as to why you think these actions should be taken? The reasoning isn't exactly obvious to some of us, namely myself.

Announcements / Re: ENIGMA R4
« on: August 20, 2010, 09:35:35 am »
And CPU. Point taken.

Off-Topic / Re: ORACLE begins patent-trolling with Java.
« on: August 20, 2010, 09:30:58 am »
You can't get me as ruler of the world. I wouldn't rule. My first act of power would be to dissolve the government and associated laws. My second act of power would be to step down.

Off-Topic / Re: ORACLE begins patent-trolling with Java.
« on: August 19, 2010, 02:09:41 pm »
I'm not sure that I follow. IP doesn't really govern society either. Whether I own a song or not, the only real difference is my quality of life. It may determine whether I listen to the song or not, and the tools I have at my disposal to efficiently go about my day. But something like law enforcement constantly restricts or encourages societal behavior. Something like medical science greatly influences our lives in determining whether we live or die, in what states of pain we are in, and the states of those we hold close to us. IP may take it toll in these respective fields, however, especially in the form of techonology. It is more of an auxiliary effect.

General ENIGMA / Re: Someone should
« on: August 19, 2010, 01:49:07 pm »
The LGM logo is an SVG. Have at it. I'm in favor of blue. Besides, the red icon in the corner of my eye sometimes makes me think my computer has an error.

Announcements / Re: ENIGMA R4
« on: August 19, 2010, 01:46:32 pm »
r346 fixed the update part of the updater. Also r348 now displays the Make output in a GUI frame and to stdout. Be aware that checkout/update may take a moment, and during that time you will still have no indication of progress, but look at the console, and if you don't see errors, you can assume it's moving along. It shouldn't take too long. `Make` is the longest part, but it shows in a window, so you know it's working.

I'd like to make some other GUI improvements, and possibly thread the whole thing so you can use LGM while the plugin is loading.

Off-Topic / Re: ORACLE begins patent-trolling with Java.
« on: August 19, 2010, 06:53:59 am »
It is proven praxeologically (see Kinsella, see also Mises - Human Action. I can also briefly outline the reasoning for you if you haven't the time to read those), and there is much evidence to support it empirically (see Kinsella and references, see also Boldrin, Levine - Against Intellectual Monopoly and references).

If anything is unproven, furthermore, unsound and empirically false, it is the idea that an efficient economy includes any kind of IP laws.
If there's any kind of untested system that I'd be afraid to try out, it would be your "fixed IP" system.

I was not referring to law enforcement, medical science or addiction. I was referring to systems that are a part of society
lol, ok, you got me. Law enforcement, medical science, and addiction are not present in society.

Off-Topic / Re: ORACLE begins patent-trolling with Java.
« on: August 18, 2010, 03:51:51 pm »
A swindler is using a pyramid scheme to bring his patrons money. Eventually, the scheme starts running out of patrons, so patrons start losing money. Should we fix the scheme (probably by printing money to bail out the swindler) or abolish it?

An easily removed cancerous growth has started to sprout from your head and is impairing certain mental capacities as well as being quite aesthetically displeasing. Should we fix the problem by chopping off the visible part, or should we abolish the cancer?

An alcoholic is suffering from a hangover. Should we fix the problem by giving him a couple more beers, or should we abolish his alcohol consumption?

I agree that perhaps we can gradually wean ourselves of our IP addiction, but the point I want to get across is that in order for our society/economy to function most efficiently (e.g. to most efficiently improve the quality of life), it must be done without IP, which means that at some point we may have to go through a withdrawal. We may try to soften the blow by 'fixing' IP, but those solutions must be *temporary* steps towards the goal of IP, or else if we stay with the 'fix', we will be functioning inefficiently - creating market distortions, protecting shitty products from competition to improve them, and overall just not improving the quality of life.