PACT is a self-contained set of tools which support developing and using portable programs, particularly scientific and engineering applications. By defining a single, higher level, standard programming interface, it shields application developers from the plethora of different hardware architectures and operating systems and their non-standard features.
Postnet and Intelligent Mail Barcode Fonts is a font package that combines the new USPS Intelligent Mail barcode and Postnet into a single barcode font. The Intelligent Mail barcode is the term the United Stated Postal Service (USPS) uses for the new barcode symbology used to track and sort mail which includes OneCode Confirm and OneCode ACS. The package contains several font versions in many font formats (including TrueType, PostScript, OpenType, and PCL). Examples are included for Crystal Reports, OpenOffice Calc, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access.
Quarters is a strategy game for two players. Although its rules are relatively simple, it still offers some of the same opportunities for skill as in chess. This program was originally conceived in the summer of 1986 during a study of the mini-max algorithm for chess playing computers, and was thus designed to offer some of the same type of strategies. The game was originally written in BASIC, then ported to Turbo Pascal, then to C, and finally to Java. The Java version is not necessarily object oriented, since it is a crude port from the C version.
RAR is a general purpose archiving and compression program competing with/replacing programs such as PKZip, ARJ and others. RAR offers significantly improved compression ratios, easier use and a better price as well as supporting long file names, disk spanning and self-extracting file creation. RAR introduces an original compression algorithm. It allows higher compression ratios than other PC archiving tools, especially on executable files, Object libraries, large text files, etc.
RPilot is an interpreter for the IEEE-standard programming language PILOT written in portable C. PILOT is a language that was designed in the 1960's to support computer-aided instruction and is very simple to learn. RPilot comes with an introduction to the language and several examples.
RScheme is an object-oriented, extended Scheme implementation with a compiler that targets C or (RScheme's own) bytecodes. It has features expected from a modern language: an object system, reflection, modules, namespaces, safe macros, threads, a system call interface (including sockets), separate compilation, and persistence, as well as the formal basis and power of the Scheme programming language. RScheme also features a powerful, elegant foreign code interface.