90889 4-DEC 23:02 New Uploads
PowerBasic for OS9/68000 ships!
From: FHOGG To: ALL
“This new language (PowerBasic) may be the most significant thing to
come along for OS9 in the last ten years!”
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PowerBasic for OS9/68000
Finally, someone wrote a BASIC compiler for OS9!
PowerBasic is the only native (68000) code BASIC compiler for use with
the OS-9/68000 Operating System.
I’ve just uploaded information on PowerBasic to the DL. Two files, one
gives the promo information and the other covers a introductory offer
that saves you $50 if ordered by the end of the month. Over the next
several days I will be uploading a more complete technical spec and
examples in PowerBasic source and object that you can try on your own
computer. I’ve downloaded a whole bunch of Basic09 programs from the DL
here and I plan to use some of them as examples also. My intent is to
see and show what is involved in converting regular Basic09 type
programs to PowerBasic and what speed and size advantages there are. If
you have any other suggestions you would like to see me try please let
I got my copy of PowerBasic just before Thanksgiving and have been
getting up to speed on it. So far I like it very much. The compiler runs
fast and the resultant code generated is also fast. Much much faster
than Basic09. I’ve been having fun looking at the ‘.a’ files to see what
assembler code is generated by PowerBasic and to watch how changes in
the Basic program effect the assembler code. PowerBasic makes this easy
because the Basic source line is inserted into the ‘.a’ file as a
PowerBasic object is stand alone, no ‘runb’ type of thing is needed. I
like this because it keeps the whole project as one program. No need to
worry about having all the pieces needed to make something work.
I’m looking for feedback so please feel free to ask questions and make