[Coco] Why DECB is important to OS-9 folk.

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Sat Sep 10 02:51:09 EDT 2005

>From: jdaggett at gate.net
>Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 13:03:32 -0400
>Something good could be said of both approaches. I do prefer the 
>instant on of DECB. It lends itself better for embedded porojects. 

And it does tend to have the best games, and the most advanced-looking
application programs (Color Max 3, Max 10, etc).  It's big advantage
is that you can take over the entire machine.

>While OS9 and Niros9 requires a learning curve and some 
>familiarity with Unix would not hurt. I can't complain to much as 

I think the learning curve for OS-9 wouldn't be so high if the first
thing everybody has to do wasn't to build a customized boot disk that
actually matches your hardware.

>learning OS9 and Basic09 made learning Fortran 77 real easy.  You 
>cannot believe the similarities between Basic09 and Fortran 77.  

BASIC in general tends to look like Fortran.  I believe that was part
of the original goal of BASIC.

IMHO, BASIC-09 looks more like Ratfor, or perhaps Fortran 90, rather
than F77.

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
"I've never been to Contempt!  Isn't that somewhere in New Mexico?"
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