[Coco] books

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Thu Nov 29 03:26:33 EST 2007

>Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:00:29 -0600
>Priority: Urgent
>Importance: high
>From: "Chester A Patterson" <vchester at setec-cr.com>
>I'm a dweeb when it comes to programming. I've messed plenty with DECB,
>think I should learn (and can get easily) for Cocoing. Thanks. /Chester

For newer computers, Ansi C, C++, maybe python, ruby, perl.

For the CoCo, assembly, K&R C(*), BASIC-09, and maybe Pascal.

(*)K&R refers to Kernighan and Ritchie, the original creators of C.
The book you really want for use with the OS-9 C compiler is _The C
Programming Language_ by  Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie,
ISBN 0-13-110163-3  It's long out of print but probably shows up on
Amazon or ebay.  It's a pretty good tutorial in its own right, IMHO.

There was supposedly a C compiler for BASIC, but I've never seen it.
There are a few other programming languages available under OS-9
(Pilot, iapl, forth, lisp(?)) but they seem limited.

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

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