[Coco] DECB or ECB Compiler

Roger Taylor operator at coco3.com
Sun Oct 3 17:13:14 EDT 2010

At 06:48 PM 9/18/2010, you wrote:
>Anybody knows if exists any DECB or ECB 
>compiler?? If yes, is it compatible with 
>Expanded Color BASIC of CoCo3? Here, in Brazil, 
>the CoCo clones (Prológica CP400, LZ Color64, 
>Varix VC-50, Codimex CD6809 and Dynacom MX1600) 
>-- all of them compatible with CoCo1&2 and 
>released between 1984 and 1985 -- were soon 
>"replaced" by MSX-compatible machines (Gradiente 
>Expert and Sharp Hot-Bit) and CoCo clones 
>disappeared in 1986... Unfortunately, here never 
>appear an CoCo3 clone too... Because there were 
>few releases for CoCo in Brazil (software, 
>books, accessories etc.) and, if existed any 
>ECB/DECB compiler, certainly it wasn't released 
>(and reviewed too) here. Thanks, Carlos -- Coco 
>mailing list Coco at maltedmedia.com 

I recall a thread on this subject years ago and 
if I'm not mistaken I offered the suggestion to 
write a BASIC compiler that spit out assembly 
source instead of doing all the work.  If I 
didn't have such a full plate right now I'd 
tackle this project and be done with it.  A BASIC 
compiler for the CoCo would be a perfect 
companion to any of my IDEs.  Think of all the 
fast and new games and apps that non-assembly 
programmers could produce if we had a good compiler.

~ Roger Taylor

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