[Coco] DECB development under OS9
robert.gault at att.net
Mon May 14 08:02:15 EDT 2018
Well, you can always try a PC editor which can use multiple assemblers such as Roger Taylor's
RainbowIDE. You write your source code on the PC with a full screen editor, assemble it with the
program of your choice, and then test it with an automatic boot of MESS.
RainbowIDE does not come with a C assembler but one ought to be able to take the NitrOS-9 package or
a PC C package and use it with RainbowIDE.
Dave Philipsen wrote:
>> On May 13, 2018, at 8:30 PM, tonym <tonym at compusource.net> wrote:
>> Maybe I'm off track, but isn't what is being asked for, what Burke & Burke released as RSB?
>> Write/run RS-DOS apps under OS9/NitrOS9?
> Not exactly. I was talking about creating RS-DOS apps under OS9 but running them in RS-DOS. The problem is that if you try to develop in DECB then you are limited to a filesize of around 160k, there aren’t a lot of good screen-oriented editors, and fairly slim pickin’s for assemblers. OS9 allows a lot bigger files, a number of different editors to choose from and at least four different assemblers that I know of.
> Just as an example, if you have written a 24k DECB m/l program, chances are that the source code file is over 200k in size. If you like to make a bunch of comments it could get close to 1Mb in size. To my knowledge there is no editor that would handle such a file under DECB (maybe not even OS9) and you couldn’t even fit the file on a disk.
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