Re: Porting cbmlink to MS-DOS
Date: 2002-02-10 03:19:45

	Iused to read C magazines and as I remember [ fuzzy ] early C programs
were merged with some machine language routines that were machine
specific.  Can't offer any more except you could check old things like
C-chest and others.
   James Hanson

On Sat, 09 Feb 2002 16:47:17 +0200 Marko =?ISO-8859-1?Q?M=E4kel=E4?=
<> writes:
> I ran across to a small 8086/80386 C compiler called bcc, where the B 
> stands for Bruce Evans and not Borland.  The compiler is freely 
> available in source code form under the GNU General Public License, 
> which makes it an excellent choice for open source projects.
> I created a file from my development sources with this 
> compiler.  The command line options seem to work, but I couldn't get 
> transfers going when I made a quick test.
> Using RS-232 at 38400 bps on MS-DOS requires at least some direct 
> hardware access, as the BIOS INT 14h doesn't go beyond 9600 bps.  I 
> found excellent sample code at the same site where I found a version 
> of 
> bcc that is accompanied with a primitive C library for MS-DOS: 
> <URL:>.  The file contains a 
> fast 
> terminal program with source code.  If someone is interested in 
> making a 
> decent MS-DOS port of cbmlink, this site is a good starting point.
> Please contact me if you're interested in finishing this port.  I'm 
> not 
> that interested myself, as I don't have any 8086-class hardware, but 
> some of you might still have old 8086 or 80286 boxes lying around, 
> waiting to be networked with Commodore computers.
> 	Marko
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