Microsoft open sources GWBASIC
turing at shaw.ca
Fri May 29 15:25:09 CDT 2020
C is portable by design and runs on many architectures.
It doesn't need 512Kb of RAM and it doesn't depend on Unix.
From: "cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
To: "cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 1:20:56 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft open sources GWBASIC
On 5/29/2020 12:42 PM, John Foust via cctalk wrote:
> At 10:59 AM 5/29/2020, Jecel Assumpcao Jr via cctech wrote:
>> The modern variation of the Turing Tarpit. At least they come to this
>> illusion honestly given that you even have people who think implementing
>> Forth in C is the way to go.
> What, are you saying that someone couldn't write some Perl or Python
> to translate the GW BASIC assembler to portable C?
> - John
Is C portable because most the machines the same kind,8/16/32 bits
with greater than 512kb ram? or that C runs on more kinds machines? Or
is C portable because of unix?
BTW Microsoft also had Fortan, You don't hear much about that.
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