[Coco] Re: Other languages for OS-9
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Sep 13 18:50:35 EDT 2006
On Wednesday 13 September 2006 17:13, Joel Ewy wrote:
>Dean Leiber wrote:
>> On Sep 13, 2006, at 8:32 AM, Andrew wrote:
>>> Has anybody ported either of these over to OS-9? Python sounds
>>> perfect, provided the libraries and such it uses aren't overly huge...
>> For some reason, I seem to think that Python may have been ported to
>> OSK a very long time ago (obviously it would be a very old version of
>> Python.) Or is my memory playing tricks on me again?
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>Not sure about Python, but somebody from the EFFO emailed me a binary of
>Perl for 68K probably 10 years ago. It's a rather old version of Perl
>obviously, and I never got the source. I think the chances of getting
>anything like Perl or Python running usefully on the CoCo are fairly
>slim. I've been doing a lot with Damn Small Linux recently, which uses
>Lua for most of its scripting needs. It's much lighter and supposedly
>faster than Perl or Python, and does run nicely on machines as slow as a
>Pentium-133. Of course that in itself says nothing about its
>suitability to the CoCo.
I have lua here, its used by one of the gfx proggies IIRC. But I've not
actually looked at any of its scripts, maybe I should?
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