[Coco] Hello from a serious newbie/beginner!

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Wed Jun 15 12:51:29 EDT 2016

Paulo, being a Windows user, I have very few "command line" options that's available to the Linux users (though MinGW etc could be used), so I do all my programming/developement in VCC. I use 99% Nitros9 and the Microware C compiler with the RMA assembler system.
I have real Cocos but find VCC gives me the option to overclock the CPU which speeds up C compilation by abou 2000%!! (@ 75mhz) The overclocking also speeds up screen refreshes on my graphics based text editor (Ed 3.1) for fast scrolling and instant page flipping.
I do not aim my software to run on this platform as I aim for the real Coco 3.
My VCC emulator is linked to DriveWire4 through the "Becker Port" as are my Cocos, which allows me to share VHDs between the Emulator and the Cocos. I can in a matter of less than a minute, compile my project, link the VHD to my Coco3, then test the program in the real environment.
With everything tied together, my MShell file manager allows me to transfer files to/from my PC HD, the Emulator VHDs, and my Coco's Glenside IDE HD in seconds.
Some people seem to frown on me using VCC at 75mhz, but then rave about running the CocoFPGA at 25 mhz (I don't get it??).
Doing the development this way, I stay in the Coco environment but get the speed of my PC. This way I get to use all the same software I used in the 80s :-)



Bill Pierce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paulo Garcia <paulo.astuser at gmail.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 11:19 am
Subject: Re: [Coco] Hello from a serious newbie/beginner!

Piggyng-back on John's thread, what people are using for CoCo developmentnowadays?Still coding on the computer/emulator or using cross-compile on Windows/Mac? If the latter, always ML or some other highlevel language?PauloOn Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 9:43 AM, John Lochey via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>wrote:> Hi all,> Thanks to everyone that answered my email!> Right now I'm starting to look at the Assembly Language Book for the 6809> from Lance L.  I just ran through the "Extended Basic" manual that came> with the computer, just to get a bit more familiar with this "flavor" of> basic.> I'd like to start playing with ML, but need to take is slow, as I tend to> get bogged down quickly.> I was also going to play around with the Software Development System> (SDS80C by Microworks) within the Mocha emulator for some of the ML> learning.>> Good idea?  Bad idea?>> Thank you!>> John>> --> Coco mailing list> Coco at maltedmedia.com> https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco>-- --------------------------------------------Paulo-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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