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From: "Frank Bemelman"
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 23:33:38 +0100
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"John Jardine" schreef in bericht
> Frank Bemelman wrote in message
> > Who told you that? ;) Not that I'm against BASIC or any other language,
> > use whatever works for you - but don't complain .
> As usual, learnt from experience ;-)
Ah, okay, that explains, you just didn't have enough experience ;)
> 18 years ago had just built a (2k rom) Z80 based XY plotter. Needed to put
> my (new to me) Breshenham line and circle drawing routines into Z80
> code. Was used to Sinclair Basic but told that 'C' was better and was
> the future lay and was joyous to be given a copy of Borland TurboC plus a
> set of manuals. Very enthusiastic at this point and spent a month
> C then wrote a master prog' that would do the Breshenham stuff (in
I think a month is not enough time to learn C. You can learn the
syntax etc. in a month or even less, but it takes quite a while to
get the true hang of it. Which makes old-style BASIC awfully attractive
> Then spent a further month trying to expand the prog' out to more simpler
> Z80 machine code like statements. The final prog was becoming chaotic as
> 'pretend' Z80 code was in effect having to try to simulate a C operating
> system in addition to running the routines. Abandoned it and went back to
> Basic. The Basic programme simulation and subsequent 'expansion' to near
> machine code took a couple of evenings.
> It's still a method I make use of for oddball PIC routines, even though I
> wrote (and quickly discarded) a PIC Basic compiler to try and do this job
> for me.
> Compiler routines must have improved over the past few years so I'll
> probably buy a PIC compiler at some point and yes ... it'll be a Pic Basic
Compilers have gotten better, but TurboC was not that bad. Did you use
that for the Z80? Didn't know there was a TurboC for Z80.
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