This is the thirteenth progress report from the Wide Finder Project. It’s just scratchpad to catalogue all the problems I’ve had getting contributed code to work. Probably not of general interest, but an essential part of a complete write-up.
Java · [2007/11/19]: Actually, disregard most of the following; there’s something horribly wrong with this computer. Whenever I spin up a big Java job of any sort, everything locks up, the computer won’t even ping. Working on it...
CB’s Java code causes the computer to just lock up while it goes away and grinds for minute after minute. But only on the big file, not smaller test files. WTF?! It bothers me not to have Java in this study, so I may have to write something myself.
Now I have another Java attempt, but it produces wildly incorrect results. I’ve pinged the author, but I’m definitely seeing some Java coding in my future.
I couldn’t get Irate Nate’s
code to run; SBCL ran into some problem installing
with completely incomprehensible error messages.
C++ · I can’t get Bob Miller’s C++ code to compile. Any experts out there with a clue? I’m reminded why it is that I’ve always hated C++.
Haskell · GHC Haskell won’t build on Solaris:
sca12-3200a-40 ~/n2/ghc-6.8.1/> ./configure checking build system type... sparc-sun-solaris2.10 checking host system type... sparc-sun-solaris2.10 checking target system type... sparc-sun-solaris2.10 Canonicalised to: sparc-sun-solaris2 checking for ghc... no checking for path to top of build tree... ./configure: line 2173: -v0: command not found ./configure: line 2177: utils/pwd/pwd: No such file or directory configure: error: cannot determine current directory
Scala · I still don’t have a Scala version that takes the form of a .jar or something I can actually run.
OK, as of Nov. 19th I do, but Martin Probst’s
.jar file seems
to be sliding into CLASSPATH hell, can’t seem to see the
PHP · I’d like to run Harry Fuecks’ PHP, but this computer is sitting behind a firewall proxy’d to the max, and getting Apache and PHP and the necessary connective tissue all installed and running is just a major pain in the butt. I’ll try to get to it though.
Erlang · Steve Vinoski’s last effort silently locks up, grinds away without making any progress. This is really unfair to Steve, since essentially all the really good entries are basing their code on ideas he was the first to cook up.