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