[Coco] DECB or ECB Compiler
zmerch-coco at 30below.com
Sun Oct 3 12:22:16 EDT 2010
On 09/29/2010 11:31 AM, Andrew wrote:
> Responses inline...
Mine as well...
>> There was a very advanced system - I'm pretty sure it was a compiler -
>> fpr the CoCo3; I believe it was called Window Basic 3 or WBasic3 --
>> memory cells are froggy right now... I remember drooling over it back
>> in the day because it was kinda like Basic09 for SECB on Steroids...
> The only one I remember (froggy here too) was Cer-Comp's Window Master,
> as already mentioned...and what I will speak to.
As others have found the aforementioned Cer-Comp webpage, it seems that
I was kind of mixing up the two different products... Thanks to you to
"straighten me out" and to the others that found the info to reacquaint
my webbed-up memory cells with the real info. ;-)
However, I'm pretty sure there _was_ a product that advertised this:
>> 2) It had built-in MMU support - so a DIM statement of an array too
>> big to fit in 32K *worked* -- if you had 512K, you could DIMension
>> almost all of the ram (minus program/video/etc. memory) for huge (for
>> SECB) data support.
Keep in mind that my idea of 'pretty' and 'sure' aren't nearly what they
were a couple decades previous... ;-)
> Window Master offered a full GUI suite of commands for trapping events,
> opening/closing windows, showing icons, building menus and dialogs, etc.
> It was actually fairly advanced for the day. It wasn't a compiler, though.
Did Window Master have a redistributable runtime? If not, it wouldn't be
very good for commercial programming (as in - someone else who didn't
purchase WM couldn't run what you wrote with the product)... Just random
>> Anyway, if I get 'round to drumming up some time and finding my old
>> Rainbows, I'll see if I can find an ad for it.
I still want to do this but after yesterday's marathon (read: 5 hours)
of hauling, cutting & stacking firewood for the fireplace, rummaging
around in the attic today may not be on top of this old fat guy's
priority list... ;-P
> One other note: As of several years back, Bill Vergona (owner of
> Cer-Comp) would, every now-and-then, sell a copy or two of CBASIC-3 on
> Ebay ... [ snippage ] ... [he] told me he was (still?) a cantankerous
> man who would hear nothing of the sort, and only sold the few copies he
> did just to "keep up appearances" with the copyright office (his right,
> I suppose).
I wish he was "un-cantankerous" enough to at least throw a few more
copies on eBay for copyright's sake... ;-) Unless he still wants the
$149; I don't think I could allocate that much spare cash for a hobby.
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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