Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 22 07:06:27 CDT 2020

On 5/22/20 2:56 AM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote:
> Now that is really cool. Good old MS
> In '83 I was working for DEC and had access to things like BASIC+.
> I was amazed at what they could do on a micoprocessor.

In my early days :-)  I was given a project to develop programs
for an LSI-11/02 with 28KW of memory and RX02 8" floppies.  I
got the project because the mainframe programmers I worked with
did not believe anything serious could be done in a machine that
small.  I developed programs that later e\went production using
MACRO-11, Pascal, Fortran and COBOL.  I doubt the products of
modern computer science education could duplicate what I did.
Efficiency is no longer a consideration.  Just throw more hardware
at the problem.


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