[Coco] Cubix on Coco3 , did it work?

John R. jhoger at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 11:41:30 EST 2007

On 2/5/07, Roger Merchberger <zmerch-coco at 30below.com> wrote:
> Rumor has it that Gary Zwan may have mentioned these words:
> >About a year ago "Merch" was going to do Cubix on the Coco3.
> >Was   that successful?  Did/has anybody else done it?
> Not successful yet - hit a snag WRT the source code for Cubix--- it was
> written in a totally non-standard assembler (read: the guy that wrote Cubix
> wrote the assembler as well) and trying to convert the source code to
> something "standard" (read: CCASM) would've been an exercise in pain.

Actually, Perl (recently learned... it's my new hammer!) is really
good for this type of thing. Regular expressions to lex the lines of
code and some hash tables to lookup mappings of mnemonics. Lemme take
a look at the format I could whip something up...

> However, I believe that he had an x86 cross-assembler available to compile
> Cubix on, and now that the Rainbow IDE is available, I'm looking at trying
> to work on getting the ball rolling again; if I can get Dave's assembler
> grafted into Rainbow.

Would it not be easier to connect up these things at a shell prompt or use make?
But Rainbow IDE is probably more fun.

-- John.

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