[Color Computer] [Coco] Re: OS-9 as Replacement for DECB.

jdaggett at gate.net jdaggett at gate.net
Thu Sep 1 15:31:44 EDT 2005


The Coco 3 uses floating point for all its math even addition. All the 
floating point math can be off loaded from the interpreter onto a PIC 
or and AVR at more efficiency to RSBASIC. Most of the routines 
are bogged down by this. 

Other peripherals can use more hardware to offload software loads 
on RSBASIC to help speed the processor at current speed. 

That is what I meant by hardware. Take some of the tasks that 
RSBASIC is doing and move it to the peripherals. 


On 1 Sep 2005 at 17:53, James Diffendaffer wrote:

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> An interpreter isn't going to gain a huge amount from hardware
> accelleration since it's spending most of it's time converting numbers
> and checking syntax.

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