[Coco] [Color Computer] Pascal 6809 cross compiler
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Sun Apr 13 13:12:38 EDT 2008
On Sat Apr 12 23:56:34 EDT 2008, Alex Evans wrote to the mailing list:
>On 12 Apr 2008, at 10:37 AM, Phill Harvey-Smith wrote:
>> I had a verry quick look and as far as I could tell looked like
>> pretty standard pascal to me, so it may be able to be ported fairly
>> easily to something like FreePascal (which has the advantage of
>> being cross platform itself).
>Of course OS-9 Pascal is nearly perfectly standard Pascal and works
>for the CoCo as is. But then it is a commercial product and is not a
While the OS-9 Pascal did appear to be pretty good standard wise, it
just doesn't measure up to a modern optimizing compiler. I know you
aren't suggesting it does... I'm just commenting. It would take a lot
of RAM, storage space and time for a coco to run a modern compiler if
one existed. It would be interesting to see though.
The code generator from the compiler I liked to could be the starting
point of the 6809 code generator for FreePascal but without the object
extensions there would still be a lot of modifications.
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