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Lemmings in 36 hours
In 2001, a chap by the name of Aaron Ardiri wrote a port of Lemmings
to the PalmOS PDA platform. Now, he has given himself 36 hours to port it to two modern mobile platforms
, the iPhone and Palm webOS, with OSX and Windows desktop ports for good measure. Ardiri posted his progress, and interim OSX binaries, to a liveblog here
; it seems to be down, but there's a long, scroll-like screenshot of the whole thing here
. It's quite interesting, in its descriptions of how coding practices have changed as platforms have become less cramped, and of the process of adapting 2001-vintage PalmOS code to larger (mostly UNIX-based) systems.
Ardiri is considering adding another port to Android; I imagine this would involve some means of translating ancient, low-level C code into Java (or else a C compiler that produces Dalvik bytecode). If he's just dealing in C-based platforms, he could add Nokia's various platforms and (from what I hear) Samsung's new "Bada" OS, though whether there'd be much reason to bother is an open question.
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