ZD3000 wrote:Pretty cool comic. But now I'm desperately longing for a thing I didn't even know I needed before: RIES. However, I'm a total noob and I'm not able to compile the code provided on Rob Munafo's page. (Countless error messages …) The page reads: "ries was first created for Linux1, but is is easily ported to Mac OS X, and nearly any OS with a C compiler." Any OS …
Is there any chance I can get a compiled version that I can run on Windows?
Since you've come as far as "countless error messages", your noobness can't be that bad.
Solution possibilities in order of hardness:
* Install cygwin + gcc, compile it out of the box
* Install mingw, code asprintf yourself (allocate a buffer and sprintf the string concatenation into it)
* Visual studio is hardest, because it's too dumb to grok C99-style variable declarations in the middle of code, and the error message (C2143) does not say that this is the problem. It also doesn't have asprintf.
PS: I've sent patches for all of that to Mr. Munafo.