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Xor-el

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RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« on: June 27, 2019, 07:07:03 pm »
Just read on the German Delphi forum that Wolfgang Ehrhardt better known here as Gammatester passed away. A big loss for the Pascal community, he will be sorely missed.

Some of you - especially those who have dealt with encryption and some more complicated mathematical procedures - may know him.

I do not know how long his website http://www.wolfgang-ehrhardt.de/index.html  will be online.
If you want to try your Pascal code on math, cryptography, etc., you should look around there. Wolfgang has provided his code with a very generous license so that no one should have trouble using the code in his projects.
He has also made sure that his code is compilable in Turbo-Pascal, Delphi and Free-Pascal. For example, last year he optimized his code for use on the Raspberry.

RIP my mentor even though I never knew you personally.  :'( :'(

News source: https://www.delphipraxis.net/200202-rip-gammatester.html

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 07:20:40 pm »
Hm... I really respected him on mathematical matters.
From his website:
"News
Dec. 28, 2018
For health reasons, there will be no updates in the next few weeks."

Well eternity is just a few weeks it seems.

That is a great loss indeed.

My condolences to the family.

Thaddy

p.s. He lives on in the wiki: he added some exceptional articles.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 07:23:44 pm by Thaddy »
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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 07:40:45 pm »
It is sad to lose a person like him.

May he rest in peace.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 09:16:01 pm »
Sad to hear. My condolences too.

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 08:28:01 am »
I just spent an hour at the Way Back Machine (aka archive.org) caching missing files/pages from his web site. Always worth doing if you think a site may disappear.
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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 08:54:14 am »
A serious loser. RIP
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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 09:35:33 am »
@xinyiman
Lost in translation...
Your meaning, I'm sure, was "a serious loss", a sentiment with which I concur.

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 09:44:03 am »
My condolences to his family and friends.
I really admire his work.
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I extracted his archive Util here - https://github.com/JulStrat/util
« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 10:13:52 am by julkas »
procedure mulu64(a, b: QWORD; out clo, chi: QWORD); assembler;
asm
  mov rax, a
  mov rdx, b
  mul rdx
  mov [clo], rax
  mov [chi], rdx
end;

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 09:49:46 am »
My condolences to his family .  :'(
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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2019, 01:43:55 pm »
My condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 05:18:43 pm »
My condolences to his family and friends.

He had a bright mathematical mind. It is a sad loss for the Pascal community.
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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2019, 09:39:04 am »
Just read on the German Delphi forum that Wolfgang Ehrhardt better known here as Gammatester passed away. A big loss for the Pascal community, he will be sorely missed.
I am sad to hear.
My condolences to his family and friends.
It's a big loss for the Pascal community.

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Re: RIP Wolfgang Ehrhardt aka Gammatester
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2019, 09:53:45 am »
I just spent an hour at the Way Back Machine (aka archive.org) caching missing files/pages from his web site. Always worth doing if you think a site may disappear.
Thanks.

I extracted his archive Util here - https://github.com/JulStrat/util
Thanks.

 

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