[Coco] C interpreter for Coco BASIC?

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Wed Mar 15 23:29:12 EDT 2017

On 3/15/2017 6:33 PM, James Ross wrote:
> Jim wrote
>> Before I go roll my own interpreter for the Coco tokenized BASIC, anyone
>> know of an open source C implementation?
> Sounds like an interesting project Jim -- did a I miss an announcement describing what this project is about? Or, are you keeping it under wraps to announce it at the CoCo Fest?
Since my time comes in spurts, given my day job, I try my best to not 
announce things until I am absolutely positive they are going to 
happen.  This one is not quite there.

But, if folks are interested in working on it with me (all my projects 
are open source), I am happy to share details.  At this point, it's AVR 
C code, and right at the absolutely present moment, it is straight ANSI 
C code that I am compiling on Linux and Windows to implement the BASIC 
interpreter.  I figure the interpreter is not project specific, so I am 
implementing code to run on newer OSes.. I am happy to have help there.  
Later on, I will backport to the AVR codebase and fixup the small HW 
nuances (no filesystems, etc.)

And, assuming I can get my act together this weekend and get the board 
laid out, I'll spin a board for CocoFEST.

If it works, I think it'll be a fun project/tool for the attendees.


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