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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: m_dr_m on 13:02, 03 May 21

Title: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: m_dr_m on 13:02, 03 May 21
Apart from DR LOGO or TurboPascal, do you happen to kick a CP/M session for other programs?
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: SkulleateR on 14:20, 03 May 21
Discology and FaBaCom from time to time :)
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: Strident on 15:41, 03 May 21
Use CP/M all the time for playing text adventures and writing them using PAWs CP/M.
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: m_dr_m on 16:31, 03 May 21
Discology and FaBaCom from time to time

Ohm this? https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Fabacom_(FAst_BAsic_COMpiler)? Interesting!
I guess it works better than the Amsdos counterparts?
What are the drawbacks?
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: SkulleateR on 16:52, 03 May 21
Ohm this? https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Fabacom_(FAst_BAsic_COMpiler)? (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Fabacom_(FAst_BAsic_COMpiler)?) Interesting!
I guess it works better than the Amsdos counterparts?
What are the drawbacks?


Hmm, did not test any other yet ... Drawbacks ? Well these commands are not supported : AUTO, CHAIN, CHAIN  MERGE,  CONT,  DELETE,  EDIT,  LIST,  LOAD (BASIC program),MERGE, RENUM, RESUME NEXT, SAVE (BASIC program), TROFF, TRON


... and the resulting BIN files is significant bigger 1KB basic ~ 17KB bin
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 17:57, 03 May 21
I've used NSWP a few times over the last few years to unsqueeze 17K screens from 30 year old disks.
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: GUNHED on 18:28, 03 May 21
Hmm, did not test any other yet ... Drawbacks ? Well these commands are not supported : AUTO, CHAIN, CHAIN  MERGE,  CONT,  DELETE,  EDIT,  LIST,  LOAD (BASIC program),MERGE, RENUM, RESUME NEXT, SAVE (BASIC program), TROFF, TRON
That's because they make no sense in a compiled program.
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: GUNHED on 18:43, 03 May 21
Apart from DR LOGO or TurboPascal, do you happen to kick a CP/M session for other programs?
Well, I use neither one of them but:
- Z3Plus
- BD04
- NS
- OS  ;D  ... rather often compared to others
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: m_dr_m on 19:05, 03 May 21
Cool! Care to give a short description and/or a link?
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: GUNHED on 19:11, 03 May 21
Z3Plus starts the ZCPR system for CP/M Plus. That's a topic as big as Unix (because it's close to that).
NS is a quick & comfortable copy, (un)compress, program
BD04 is a tool to analyze (and mark, as exclude form usage) bad blocks / files on a disc.
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: Bryce on 19:39, 03 May 21
Ok, If finally found time to compile a list of the CP/M programs I use:

1. Format

I can provide the list as an Excel file too if required. :)

Bryce.


Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: Nemo59 on 01:17, 04 May 21
Quote from: SkulleateR on Yesterday at 16:52
Hmm, did not test any other yet ... Drawbacks ? Well these commands are not supported : AUTO, CHAIN, CHAIN  MERGE,  CONT,  DELETE,  EDIT,  LIST,  LOAD (BASIC program),MERGE, RENUM, RESUME NEXT, SAVE (BASIC program), TROFF, TRON
That's because they make no sense in a compiled program.

Hi, CHAIN, MERGE or equivalent make sense in Turbo Pascal v3. The way TP3 use Overlay is clever and efficient. You can very easily keeps all the datas in RAM and just change the code with the OVERLAY key word.

Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: zhulien on 03:54, 04 May 21
That's because they make no sense in a compiled program.


Chain Merge could make sense for compiled overlays.
Title: Re: CP/M programs you use.
Post by: Sid_ on 12:42, 04 May 21
I use sometimes some C compiler on CPM.