2021-03-20

<marler8997> ok no probs
<marler8997> of Socket = extern struct { handle: fd_t }?
<marler8997> socket, Socket = fd_t on linux?
<marler8997> > are you saying we should remove socket_t? > yep
<marler8997> TheLemonMan is proposing we remove socket_t
<marler8997> Nypsie, nope, we have fd_t
<Nypsie> marler8997: Does this mean you also want something such as File = fd_t?
<marler8997> what I'm talking about is Socket = extern struct { ...} vs Socket = fd_t
<marler8997> I'm fine changing the casing to Socket
<marler8997> if you're on a platform where a socket is a file descripts, then you want to be able to pass socket_t to functions that accept fd_t
<marler8997> it's platform dependent, just like the APIs
<marler8997> the fact that socket_t is an fd_t is important for the type system to know
<marler8997> well, that's kinda why we have socket_t and/or fd_t
<marler8997> how to do?
<marler8997> and I want to pass my array to a function that accepts an array of file descriptors
<marler8997> I have an array of Socket
<marler8997> why?
<marler8997> and an array of file descriptors?
<marler8997> cast?
<marler8997> how would you expect people to pass a Socket to a function that accepts a file descriptor?
<marler8997> are you saying we should remove socket_t?
<marler8997> when would someone use Socket vs socket_t?
<marler8997> *cast
<marler8997> so if they pass an array of Socket to a function, then it can be case to an array of file descriptors?
<marler8997> So on linux, can the user assume that Socket is just a handle?
<marler8997> on windows they are Handles
<marler8997> some API's actually take an array of socket handles, how would that work?
<marler8997> so, will there be a Socket.asFileDescriptor() or something?
<marler8997> The fact that a socket is a handle/file descriptor is required knowledge to use it with certain APIS, such as select/epoll/kqueue/IOChannels
<marler8997> I added socket_t :)
<marler8997> is it that you're saying socket_t is a socket handle for platforms that support such a thing, and Socket is a socket object that may or may not be a handle, it could be anything?
<marler8997> you could replace socket_t with anything as well right?
<marler8997> isn't socket_t just as opaque as Socket?
<marler8997> TheLemonMan, why a Socket struct instead of using os.socket_t directly?

2021-03-19

<marler8997> yeah I would expect "try EXPR" to unwrap an error the same way regardless of whether it's a value or a function call
<mikdusan> marler8997: if you have a moment can you eyeball https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/7812#issuecomment-802816299
<marler8997> huh?
<mikdusan> marler8997: ping

2021-03-12

<marler8997> yeah I actually think Python is great for the space it's in. However, there seems to be a space where sometime Python is a bit overkill, when you just want to call other programs and "stitch" them together. That's what BASH is for and now stitch as well
<ifreund> companion_cube: marler8997's, I'm responsible for bouncing some ideas
<FireFox317> if marler8997 isn't here, i'm currently on windows too
<TheLemonMan> marler8997, I think I fixed the problem with the terminal clearing, give it a spin when you have some time

2021-03-11

<earnestly> They left before marler8997's comment about getting one
<marler8997> gofundme to get LemonBoy a windows machine :)
<marler8997> ZSF should send you one :)
<marler8997> ok, try again another day
<marler8997> nope, didn't work
<marler8997> trying one thing
<marler8997> output still wonky :(
<marler8997> crash gone
<marler8997> info.dwSize.X * (info.srWindow.Bottom
<marler8997> should have been this I think:
<marler8997> info.dwSize.X * ((info.srWindow.Bottom
<marler8997> the parenthesis were doing the subtraction first
<marler8997> yeah
<marler8997> if so, I might have it
<marler8997> I'm not sure what this length is, but is it suppose to be the number of characters from the start of the visible window up to the cursor?
<marler8997> so if that expresion is 1, then you're subtracting the X position from it? that's just going to be negative
<marler8997> top=2353 bottom=2400 y=2399 x=53 width=139
<marler8997> you're expecting that to evaluate to 1 in my case correct? when the cursor is at the bottom
<marler8997> this expression: (info.srWindow.Bottom - info.srWindow.Top + 1 - (info.dwCursorPosition.Y - info.srWindow.Top))
<marler8997> still getting a negative value from that
<marler8997> I don't get it, what's the right expression?
<marler8997> top=2286 bottom=2333 y=2333
<marler8997> thread 7960 panic: attempt to cast negative value to unsigned integer
<marler8997> ah, nevermind then
<marler8997> maybe if you fix that crash you can get something working on wine?
<marler8997> output still seems wonky
<marler8997> const fill_chars = @intCast(windows.DWORD, info.dwSize.X * (info.dwCursorPosition.Y - info.srWindow.Top + 1) - info.dwCursorPosition.X);
<marler8997> tried adding 1:
<marler8997> const fill_chars = @intCast(windows.DWORD, info.dwSize.X * (info.dwCursorPosition.Y - info.srWindow.Top) - info.dwCursorPosition.X);
<marler8997> output wonky, might be off by 1
<marler8997> fixed the crash
<marler8997> yeah I think that might do it
<marler8997> because dwCursorPosition.Y is 182
<marler8997> that won't work though
<marler8997> gotta add +1
<marler8997> 30
<marler8997> 3
<marler8997> btw, good thing zig crashes on overflow, otherwise we just would have got some wonky result that we'd be spending forever trying to debug
<marler8997> that's funny, good thing I tested it because if it was someone else it probably would have worked :)
<marler8997> I actually set it to 9001 :) I don't think I even did that on purpose!
<marler8997> so I can scroll up
<marler8997> the buffer is yeah
<marler8997> these COORD structures only hold 2 u16 values
<TheLemonMan> marler8997, is your Window really 9001 lines long?
<marler8997> lol, yeah seems to be working
<marler8997> TheLemonMan, had to step away but I'm back, let me see if I can get that "info" for you :)
<TheLemonMan> marler8997, shit, can you dump the contents of info ?
<marler8997> TheLemonMan, looks like it's crashing at the moment: https://gist.github.com/marler8997/0629cb757b71ee9db1ca92e14d650eb6
<marler8997> ok
<andrewrk> marler8997, run the std lib tests while resizing the terminal chaotically
<marler8997> TheLemonMan, what's an easy way to test your change?
<marler8997> I'll see if I can get to it soon then
<marler8997> lol
<andrewrk> marler8997, if you tell me it works fine on windows I'm going to spank that merge button straight away
<marler8997> I'm literally going to do that now
<marler8997> do you actually do that?
<marler8997> that's a freakin awesome idea
<TheLemonMan> marler8997, I've just learned that sticking post-it notes all around your screen is the best way to avoid forgetting stuff
<marler8997> *bit
<marler8997> yeah I give it a spin in a big, if I don't forget :)
<marler8997> of course, always have been
<marler8997> hey
<TheLemonMan> marler8997, ping
<marler8997> wth, how do these new features get in and I have no idea about them ?
<marler8997> zig_version..??.??

2021-03-09

<marler8997> yeah, would love to get people's feedback, let me know on #stitch
<marler8997> I'm also fine with using a builtin commands for managing environment variables: @setenv "foo bar" "hey" (@env "foo bar")
<marler8997> this python program: import os;import subprocess;os.environ["foo bar"] = "hey";subprocess.call(["env"])
<marler8997> looks like it works
<marler8997> right, but in the varname
<marler8997> well, that's just BASH
<marler8997> doesn't look like it: 'FOO BAR=what' env
<marler8997> do OS's let you do that?
<marler8997> TheLemonMan, good question
<marler8997> access with $env.FOO
<marler8997> env.FOO = bar?
<marler8997> script variables use leading $
<marler8997> follow up question, how would you want to differentiate between setting a script variable vs an environment variable?
<marler8997> TheLemonMan, definite yes to that
<marler8997> Fellow language connoisseurs, I want to get people's opinion on whether my stitch scripting language should add special syntax for variable assignment "foo = bar" of if I should use a builtin like "@set foo bar". Feel free to share your thoughts with me on the #stitch channel

2021-03-06

<marler8997> which says nothing about the API, the api could be great
<marler8997> Data Oriented Design
<marler8997> hmmm, not sure it looks very DOD
<marler8997> it's a pretty cool project, regex in like 500 lines of C code
<marler8997> being inspired by Andrew's big DOD change, I found the opportunity to use the same technique to improve this tiny-regex-c library: https://github.com/kokke/tiny-regex-c/pull/62

2021-03-05

<andrewrk> mikdusan, marler8997: -MM support turned out to be an easy fix. zig cc with jemalloc "just works" now
<marler8997> ah
<andrewrk> marler8997, <spoiler warning> we do eventually find the problem, a bug/missing feature of zig cc to support -MM
<marler8997> It's got to be environment variables right? Is the makefile setting LD or something?
<marler8997> where the make is failing but the command is not
<marler8997> I'm at 30 minutes into Andrew/Loris pair programming stream

2021-03-04

<marler8997> will work on it here: https://github.com/stitchlang/stitch/blob/master/examples/chive only have the environment variables so far but this will be a great help in implementing my prototype
<marler8997> bash has so many features and so much syntax, it's like the opposite of Zig in alot of ways
<marler8997> but you're put it into nice modular functions
<marler8997> lol, fair point
<marler8997> 600 lines is nothing
<marler8997> braket this looks like a perfect example I can port
<braket> marler8997: shameless plug if ya want: https://github.com/bl0nd/chive. It lets you swap out file contents without having to mark up the original file. I use it mainly to change app colors but you can swap out any section of a file.
<andrewrk> marler8997, I don't have a working implementation, but I want one that notifies me when a long running command finishes
<marler8997> fyi, I'm in the market for BASH/SHELL scripts I can port to my new stitch langauge for testing and guiding the feature design. Let me know if you have anything you think would be useful

2021-03-02

<marler8997> not for me no, it did with iguana
<marler8997> this reminds me of the iguana error, like there are extra characters around the data
<marler8997> good test
<g-w1> marler8997: https://clbin.com/p4Dd1 <- here is the error for the openssl with https://google.com but its not openssl static; the same thing triggers with regular openssl so I assume its a different bug; so I say ship it!

2021-03-01

<marler8997> g-w1, hey have you tried looking at that opensslstatic issue? I don't want to deploy binaries until we figure out why it isn't working on your machine

2021-02-28

<marler8997> let's do it
<marler8997> this is the second time we've taken over the Zig channel, it might be time for that as at some point too much discussion is probably rude
<marler8997> I'm going to create an issue in the repo and enumerate them
<marler8997> ok, I think at this point we need to write down the options and come back to this
<marler8997> How often do we think someone will use >...<?
<marler8997> I mean @eq...
<marler8997> $eq $lt $gt are the plan at the moment
<marler8997> those are not planned right now though
<marler8997> true
<marler8997> more reserved characters
<marler8997> @>>hello this is a coo! string with <xml> tags and stitch @>strings< as well<<
<marler8997> "..." and @>>>...<<<
<marler8997> there's that one too
<marler8997> @>>><<<
<marler8997> oh right
<marler8997> how is @```...``` different from @"""..."""?
<marler8997> we could go back to "..." and @"X...X
<marler8997> but compare that to "..." and @"""..."""
<marler8997> so we could solve all the issues with ><
<marler8997> say we did that, what would you think about multiline?
<marler8997> so we only need ><
<marler8997> oh right
<marler8997> we have 2 methods, increasing delimiter count, or custom delimiters
<marler8997> ok, so the current idea is "..." and >>>...<<<
<marler8997> I see now
<marler8997> oh I see, you keep going while you see <
<marler8997> huh?
<marler8997> yeah, can't end strings with <
<marler8997> oh that wouldn't work
<marler8997> >>my stitch string >hello<<<
<marler8997> >>my <xml> tag<<
<marler8997> >hello<
<marler8997> >hello ! this is a "string" with all sorts of character<
<marler8997> with no way to escape the double-quote
<marler8997> I think supporting double quote "..." is probably the right way to go, so I think we can simplify and assume that one
<marler8997> yeah it has a certain look to it that's appealing
<marler8997> so may ways!!
<marler8997> interesting
<marler8997> because @%X...X would be alot more rare
<marler8997> If we suppsed "...", then using something like @%X...X seems more tractable than without "..."
<marler8997> yeah that seems odd
<marler8997> or the other way? @"..." """"....""""
<marler8997> So maybe "..." and @""""....""""
<marler8997> yeah, we might be able to do better
<marler8997> or (@echo)
<marler8997> @emptystring :)
<marler8997> """this is a string"""
<marler8997> I could do the same with just double quotes right?
<marler8997> so it would be "this is a string" or @`this is a "string" that can use double quotes`
<marler8997> one big reason is that " almost always a special character, and people will expect it to be
<marler8997> I'm very tempted to just allow "..."
<marler8997> not bad
<marler8997> I think I'll switch to that for now, and make a note about kakoune's syntax to consider
<marler8997> single-quote could be the default conventional delimiter
<marler8997> @''hello'
<marler8997> If we didn't add any special characters, what about @' to start a delimited raw string?
<marler8997> by that I mean, end the delimited string and tak on more
<marler8997> you could still do %"hello "@"Joe@"
<marler8997> I'm thinking if have to esacpe your delimiter, just use a different delimiter
<marler8997> right
<marler8997> interesting idea, but it kinda defeats the purpose of the delimited string, that its a WYSIWYG string
<marler8997> oh, and if the closing delimiter is double it's considered apart of the string
<marler8997> yeah I like it actually
<marler8997> found kakoune pleasent to use?
<marler8997> If I were to use the same, I'd be adding 3 special characters, ', " and %
<marler8997> that's pretty cool
<marler8997> @@"..." looks farily clean, @$"..." looks a bit uglier to me, and @@"..." is easy to type
<marler8997> Yeah I wasn't sure what would be a good character for delimited string literals
<ifreund> marler8997: is this a typo? it seems to me that escaping with @@ would be more intuitive...

2021-02-27

<marler8997> I've pushed the fix to master, update and try again
<marler8997> that's pretty cool Zig was able to find that bug :)
<marler8997> should be *openssl.FILE, now I can build with x86_64-linux-musl
<marler8997> what -Dtarget=??
<g-w1> marler8997: i only get this when linking musl?? https://clbin.com/2D1J5
<marler8997> ok that makes sense then
<marler8997> and they can have different entries for package of the same name correct?
<marler8997> andrewrk, I noticed that you can't set a sub-sub package with the same name to different modules, is this an intentional restriction or an oversight?
<marler8997> yeah I had started one, but then stopped because I realized we would need a static exe for that
<marler8997> I should try on a few other machines and see if it works
<marler8997> NixOS
<marler8997> g-w1, it works for me so we'll have to figure out what's going wrong with yours
<marler8997> andrewrk, I have to call the openssl config and make file to generate a few files, so will need perl and make and so on at the moment for windows
<andrewrk> marler8997, nice does that make it work on windows now too?
<marler8997> g-w1, zigup working with opensslstatic, just pushed to master
<marler8997> yeah I agree, after I played with it on some code it was more readable and I think it helps to immediately see whether a symbol is defined by the language or the user
<ifreund> marler8997: cool, I think it will be a net positive for cognative load despite bringing stitch up to 5 special symbols :)
<marler8997> I'm saying I may not be calling the right function to get the error, or calling it the right way
<marler8997> and/or, if the error is getting retrieved correctly
<marler8997> right, but I'm not sure error code 5 is the info we need
<marler8997> ifreund, I'm making the change to @ for reserved. I like it
<marler8997> might need to check openssl/ssl.zig to see if the error reporting is accurate, I'm no openssl expert :)
<marler8997> it's a PR
<marler8997> the build code for either actually has no shared code, but the zig module is exactly the same for both
<marler8997> -Dopensslstatic of course :)
<marler8997> ah, that's true
<ifreund> marler8997: isn't $@ leaking a builtin type thing into the non-reserved namespace? @$|delimited| would make more sense IMO
<marler8997> but my machine is pretty baller :)
<marler8997> takes 7.4 seconds on my machine
<marler8997> g-w1, try it out for yourself :) haven't tried it with zigup yet
<marler8997> I think that makes intuitive sense
<marler8997> I could use @"foo" for the shorthand, $@|delimited| for the delimited
<g-w1> marler8997: nice, how long does it take to build, and did you get it with zigup yet?
<marler8997> I'm updating my docs based on our conversation as we speak
<marler8997> ok I'll remember that
<marler8997> this mean making double-quote a special character
<marler8997> and "foo" is still on the table
<marler8997> I've also considered shorthand, $"foo", which would also mean @"foo"
<marler8997> could go either way, either $@"foo" or @@"foo"
<marler8997> I need to change the name of that
<marler8997> that's a delimited string literal
<marler8997> I forgot
<marler8997> sorry
<marler8997> oh wait hold on
<marler8997> dollar doesn't recognize and @ symbol for anything
<marler8997> $@ would be a syntax error
<marler8997> keeping them limited is good, but not if it sacrifices too much readability
<marler8997> I've started by limiting myself to only a few reserved characters, currently there are only 4: $, #, ( and )
<marler8997> if that's the case then I will probably use it
<marler8997> you might be right
<marler8997> and $ for user-defined things
<marler8997> make @ be for all reserved things
<marler8997> that is an interesting idea
<marler8997> you'd have to call it like (@scriptfile)
<marler8997> I could make that a program though
<marler8997> yes, like $scriptfile
<marler8997> right now it's "g" for "global", so $g.echo
<marler8997> there is a special scope that allows you to set/retreive user-defined symbols that conflict with reserved symbols
<marler8997> $echo still points to the builtin
<marler8997> however
<marler8997> yes
<marler8997> as I went on I found that adding a few types made a few things alot simpler
<marler8997> I started with everything being text
<marler8997> you're giving me ideas on how to better document this :)
<marler8997> String, Bool, Builtin, CommandResult
<marler8997> there's a handful of Object type in stitch so far
<marler8997> $echo is a Builtin object
<marler8997> of course, the builtin programs are just implemented as internal functions in the interpreter, but from the perspective of a stitch script they behave exactly the same
<marler8997> everything is program, no functions (haven't found a need for them yet)
<marler8997> yes
<marler8997> then, $myotherscript would call that script
<marler8997> and maybe I could support this: $set myotherscript $load myotherscript
<marler8997> right now you can do this: $call myotherscript ...
<marler8997> a builtin is just like any other program
<marler8997> @foo vs $foo (@foo is a builtin, $foo is a variable)
<marler8997> so you'd like to namespace different types of variables with a different symbol
<marler8997> $echo is a variable that returns a Builtin object
<marler8997> these keywords are actually just variables as well