Shared source codes

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:07:28 +0100
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Hallo allemaal,

A question: have you ever edited the Kernal of the C64 for your own 
purposes? If so, what source code did you use as base?

So far I created most of source codes for various systems myself for 
the simple reason because they didn't exist. Think of the 1541, 8x50 
and partly the 9060/9090. 

Those for the C64 were available but, IMHO, not very well 
documented. That was, until I ran into those of Lee Davison. Very 
well documented! So well that I decided to use them as base for my 

Why shouldn't anyone profit of this fine code? My idea was, as 
group, to collect or to create for every system source codes and to 
store them at a central place like Bo's site or Google Code. So if 
someone wants to start a project and needs a documented source as 
base, he can download it there. And if someone finds an error or has 
an update, it only has to be updated at on place. 

A possible problem: the format of the sources. There exist various 
assemblers/compilers and most have their own format. How to deal 
with this? An idea is to create a basic file and a tool that should 
convert this basic file into the source code with the wanted format. 
Best would be using files with the format of the most used assembler 
as basic file (CA65 ???). 

I'm willing to lead this project but if someone else is interested, 
he is welcome to step in. As I prefer to use Google Code, 
co-moderators would be welcome anyway.

What can YOU do? Don't worry, I won't ask you to start to 
disassemble binaries. I'll just ask you to donate what ever source 
code you have laying around and want to share with the public. If it 
isn't completely documented, no problem, maybe someone else will add 
the missing part. That's all.

Any comment is welcome!

Kind regards / Met vriendelijke groet, Ruud Baltissen

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