Microsoft open sources GWBASIC
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Sat May 30 15:19:46 CDT 2020
On Fri, 29 May 2020, Dave Wade via cctalk wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Bill Gunshannon
>> On 5/29/20 5:24 PM, Jim Brain via cctalk wrote:
>>> At the risk of fanning the language fire, C seems to be a smaller step
>>> up from native machine language than most other languages. It's like
>>> 80% of the portability with 20% of the effort of writing directly in ASM.
> Well I remember when first being introduced to "B" on the Honeywell L66
> under GCOS thinking that it allowed programmers to shoot themselves in
> the foot in the same ways as they could with assembler, but much more
> "B" was near assembler than "C" only having the "Machine Word" as a
And before B was BCPL.
BCPL was used to Bootstrap B was used to Bootstrap C.
BCPL equally rapidly lets you shoot yourself in the foot.. It's fun
though. I'm in the middle of creating a lttle retro project and I'm using
BCPL as its "self-hosting" programming language.
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