[Coco] Re: M.E.S.S. other 6809-based systems?
rtaylor at bayou.com
Tue Oct 28 23:44:00 EST 2003
My IDE will hopefully make it possible to make some use out of those old
machines. The CoCo is the main focus and much support will be in the IDE
for developing CoCo programs, but now that I'm this far, it's too easy to
throw in support for other 6809 systems M.E.S.S. can emulate, so nothing is
stopping the editor from accepting your programs designed for the hardware
on those machines.
Currently, there are no go-betweens from the assembler to the "link"
process. There is nothing to link. Object files are not produced by my
assembler at this time. If you have used EDTASM, then you're familiar with
the drill. PCs are so fast that it doesn't make a tad of difference
whether you link pre-assembled objects together, or whether you reassemble
everything fresh each time. Personally, I can sleep at night knowing I did
a complete rebuild. However, I realize all of the uses for producing
objects and linking them later. When the system advances, I might add
support for this, AND library support.
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