[Coco] Tony Schountz' Quick Pascal 09 (was:) I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
schountz at south81.org
Sat Feb 6 11:49:49 EST 2010
Thanks for the comments Joel. I mostly built it for my own edification. I took BASIC, Pascal and C in college, but only as a support for doing a little bioinformatics. I loved BASIC09 but its speed was quite limited compared to Pascal09. Tandy's Pascal implementation was a little loose compared to the official rules, and that made it a bit more flexible. I've pretty much abandoned it since my time is no longer as free as it once was.
On Feb 5, 2010, at 10:42 PM, Joel Ewy wrote:
> You know, I hadn't seen your Quick Pascal environment before, but I just read the PDF documentation and I think it is really cool. If I wasn't so violently biased against Pascal, it would almost make me want to write a pascal program again... :) I've been playing around in Basic09 again recently and this got me wondering how hard it would be to write a semi-automated Basic09 -> Pascal source code translator. Given that Basic09 is Pascal-influenced, it might not be that difficult, though I haven't thought it out in a detailed way yet. It might be nice to be able to ultimately convert some Basic09 programs into assembly language, though that would be a devilishly circuitous path. I suppose you'd be better off just re-writing time-critical Basic09 procedures in C, Pascal, or Assembler.
> In any case, I think Quick Pascal is a neat idea.
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