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3 points by akkartik 3636 days ago | link | parent

I'm reading this translation -- and trying to figure out how one installs .apk files on an android phone.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.oki-osk.j...

Edit: Holy crap, it was really easy to install! This is blowing my mind, to see an 'arc>' prompt on my phone!!



3 points by akkartik 3636 days ago | link

Screenshot: http://plus.google.com/110440139189906861022/posts/19og96KTV...

The session reinitializes everytime the screen rotates, autocomplete keeps trying to remove the space before commas (pro tip: add two spaces before commas), but who cares. I CAN PROGRAM ON MY PHONE[1]. suzuki, thank you, thank you for semi-arc.

[1] Without submitting to some arbitrary bureaucratic process that makes me not even want to try.

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3 points by rocketnia 3634 days ago | link

"The session reinitializes everytime the screen rotates"

@suzuki:

It might help to configure the Android project's manifest as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1512045/how-to-disable-or...

I don't know if onSaveInstanceState() is really possible to implement well without serializable continuations, but other Android REPLs work pretty well (particularly Ruboto IRB!), so you might find some ideas there.

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@akkartik:

"autocomplete keeps trying to remove the space before commas"

Autocomplete ruins my day too. ^_^ You might be able to go to "Settings > Language & keyboard" to configure it. If it still happens after that, installing a new keyboard oughta help. At least it'll give you a fresh set of quirks to deal with. :-p

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1 point by kinleyd 3634 days ago | link

@rocketnia: "but other Android REPLs work pretty well (particularly Ruboto IRB!)"

Thanks for the info. Now I have both my languages of choice - Ruby and Arc - on my phone. My cup of joy runneth over.

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2 points by jsgrahamus 3635 days ago | link

Gambit Scheme is also in the MarketPlace

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1 point by kinleyd 3635 days ago | link

Thanks for the tip. It's pretty cool - can save and run scripts as well. I'm sure Semi-Arc will get there as well.

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1 point by thaddeus 3635 days ago | link

I admit, it's pretty cool, but I have wonder what it is you're planning to do with it that would make you run around in your underpants scaring your girlfriend... Lol... So can you fill us in on your plans or is it a hush hush world domination kinda thing?

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I am also asking to get people brainstorming on the possibilities, for when I sat down to think about what I could do with it I came up with nothing... So I think I'm lacking creativity or inspiration this week!

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1 point by akkartik 3635 days ago | link

Lol.

I was reminded of http://ycombinator.com/rfs5.html.

At least part of the excitement was in the fact that I didn't have to go through an 'app marketplace'. When everything about modern devices seems to involve jumping through endless hoops, it was a relief to have a nice experience.

Sometimes you have to use it for a while, and wait for ideas to form..

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2 points by kinleyd 3636 days ago | link

I second the holy crap sentiment - it is a thrill to see the arc> prompt on the phone. Great job!

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1 point by jsgrahamus 3635 days ago | link

Not finding how to install this app.

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2 points by kinleyd 3635 days ago | link

Just download the apk, (push to your android phone if you download to your computer), and in your phone file manager, press the apk. It should offer to install, if you've allowed non-market apps on your phone. If not, enable non-market apps and it should then work.

Note: I've also added Semi-Arc to our Arc Lang Wiki.

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1 point by jsgrahamus 3635 days ago | link

Thanks. It would not install. Have posted more info above.

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