RE: Kind of a newbie...

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2001-11-30 07:49:59

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Baltissen, R (Ruud) wrote:

> Is there a (Turbo) Pascal compiler for BeOS? If so, may be Joe could be
> pesuaded to make a BeOS version. 

Even if there was, Tori didn't say which hardware she is using.  The BeBox
has two PowerPC processors (I forgot which number) running at some 60 MHz,
I think.  Most low-level stuff in Star Commander has been written in x86
assembly language.  On the other hand, my prlink program is written in C,
with some optional (#ifdef) inline 68000 or 80x86 machine language code.

> And for Cameron, couldnt this be done on the MAC as well?

No, since the Mac doesn't have a PC-style printer port.  On the Mac, the
only viable option is RS-232 or RS-422 (via a USB adapter on the newer
Macs).  Luckily, RS-422 can be converted to RS-232 with a simple cable (no
electronics needed).


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