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DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby Belxjander » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:46 am

Has everyone made these generally by hand themselves?
Or is there a standard toolkit for making them?
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby thomasrapp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:12 pm

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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby xenic » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:13 pm

Belxjander wrote:Has everyone made these generally by hand themselves?
Or is there a standard toolkit for making them?

It would be nice to have them defined somewhere in the SDK.
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby chris » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:45 pm

I tend to use the old Commodore tool "dtdesc" as it's so easy to use.
Maybe this can be added to the SDK?
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby Belxjander » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:35 am

Chris: I've been looking for that actually... I remember putting it into "Sys:Prefs/" on my older 68K systems
as a DataTypes Preferences Tool...

I definitely need to find a new copy of that (perhaps it can be recompiled/ported with the newer SDK materials?)

It'd be a definite improvement towards DataTypes becoming more the basic standard in using preexisting data on disk at least.

wghich is something I am definitely playing with expanding at the moment
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby chris » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:06 pm

Belxjander wrote:Chris: I've been looking for that actually...


It's on the old DevCDs, I don't know if there's another source.
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby trixie » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:49 pm

Belxjander wrote:perhaps it can be recompiled/ported with the newer SDK materials?)

I'm afraid the source code to dtdesc might be lost now.
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby Belxjander » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:39 am

@Chris...

Yes NDK_3.1/Examples/DataTypes/Bin on the OS Developer 2.1 CD...

@Trixie

Well if it can be updated/replaced it would certainly provide a good basis for DataTypes Descriptor editing

I've dug up a copy I had on a developer CD and work with that for now...

I've had very little result from anything else.
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby thomasrapp » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:18 am

dtdesc is GUI only, it cannot be run from makefiles, therefore it is of no use for serious developers.
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Re: DataTypes Descriptors...

Postby Belxjander » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:49 pm

@ThomasRapp

well... I haven't found a makefile based solution I am happy with so I am stuck with the gui-only tool for preparing descriptors.
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