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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #1 on: 17:29, 26 May 20 »
So who's up for porting it to Z80?

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #2 on: 03:17, 27 May 20 »
Since MS relied heavily on code translators to generate their assembly source, you'd likely end up with something really close to M-BASIC on CP/M.

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 17:43 »
So who's up for porting it to Z80?
Someone is working on it : https://github.com/lpereira/GW-BASIC

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 17:52 »
God!

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 18:15 »
Long ago I saw the MS Basic for 6502  https://www.pagetable.com/?p=774

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 18:31 »
Yes, but this is the original one, no?

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 19:37 »
I thought I had a book on this but it turns out it is actually QuickBASIC instead.  For some reason I kept this one.

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Re: Microsoft releases the source code of GW BASIC
« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:23 »
I spent a lot of time with GW-Basic in the lonely years after my CPC era. When everyone I knew had left the CPC, forcing me to scout for new ways to continue my BASIC interest.
At that time I'd had Amiga for a while, and what I really should have discovered was something like AMOS, but since no one told me about that I ended up spending a lot of time with GW-Basic on the PC's at school when everyone else had gone home.

So my feelings towards GW-Basic is a bit mixed. It was fun to be able to code more BASIC stuff, but it was also sad that there was no CPC involved anymore.