Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Norman Jaffe turing at
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. 

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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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