[Coco] GW BAIC for the CoCo (was New version of SDXC)

Arthur Flexser flexser at fiu.edu
Mon Jun 22 23:52:08 EDT 2020

GW-Basic is actually pretty close to CoCo Basic, to the extent that I
suspect they may have been written by the same person.  A while back, I
found that the online description of the parameters available for the DRAW
command in GW-Basic included more options than were documented for DRAW in
the CoCo manuals--but these extra options existed, undocumented, in the
CoCo ROM version!


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 10:36 PM Alex Evans <varmfskii at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:07 PM <coco at jechar.ca> wrote:
> > Yes that is what I am asking, lots of GW-BASIC programs ran in text mode
> > or
> > CGA such programs would have no Issues runing on a coco if the
> > interpreter
> > were ported but even with the source code the issues of translating from
> > 8086 to 6809 or 6309 might be to much of a problem or perhaps memory
> > would
> > be the issue 64K vs. 640K.
> GW BASIC is mostly a version of the ROM BASIC in the IBM PC  for
> machines without BASIC in ROM. That BASIC fits on 4 8k ROMs (32k) and
> only has access to a single segment (64k) for all of the BASIC code
> and data.
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