Re: Pascal Compiler

From: Patrycjusz R. Łogiewa (
Date: 2004-12-13 11:57:10

On 13 gru 2004, at 9:57, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote:

> Hallo allemaal,
> Thanks for the great response during last weekend !!!
> Hallo Patryk,
>> The best I have encountered on a 64 was "Basic Boss" AFAIR the name.
>> Should still have both the software and the documentation somewhere.
> Never heard of it but others mentioned that it is a good one. I hope 
> you
> have found it when we meet.

If I understand the above sentence correctly - I will have a look 
shortly. The docs were on paper so I will have to make a copy for you 
(yes, they are quite important if you want to get the best out of the 
compiler) but the software I can probably send you even earlier.

>> speedcompiler and blitz! also had their uses
> If you have them and could send me a copy, I would be very greatfull 
> !!!
> "Astro compiler" just popped up in my mind. Anyone?

AFAIR all the others mentioned here weren't really compiling BASIC into 
machine code but rather into so-called "speedcodes". This (AFAIR again) 
was something like calling BASIC routines for the given keywords rather 
than having the interpreter to read and interpret the tokens.

Corrections to the above, anyone?

There was one more that was able to compile BASIC into ML but I forgot 
its name now - especially that it had two different names for different 
markets and wasn't that efficient as Basic Boss. Will check that one 

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