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by ql_freak
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newer German Abacus (v2.45) discovered
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Newer German Abacus (v2.45) discovered

Hi, How hard would it be to disassemble Abacus, to try and reverse engineer a possible solution? I'm afraid it wouldn't make not much sense :-( AFAIK the Psion programs were developed before the QL even existed on a Mainframe (or UNIX) system with a C cross compiler, which has been (is) able to pro...
by ql_freak
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Alternatives to C68
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Alternatives to C68

Welcome Erling! BTW: Does anyone has contact information from Erling Jacobsen? It would be great if we would have the source of the libs and the startup code. Here I am: linuxcub@email.dk All my QL stuff is in storage, and I do wonder if microdrives are going to work at all after such a long time. U...
by ql_freak
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: <ansi_h> (and Microsoft C [e.g. Visual Studio] Aarrrgggghhhhh...)
Replies: 2
Views: 385

<ansi_h> (and Microsoft C [e.g. Visual Studio] Aarrrgggghhhhh...)

I'm currently working on a new C program. First of all I'm porting the "ansi_h" header file from C68/PDQC, so that it will also be compatible with the QLC (normal Lattice C compiler for the QL) and EJC _AND_ (it's more easy to write a C program for Visual Studio C, and port it back to QDOS...
by ql_freak
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Alternatives to C68
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Alternatives to C68

BTW: Does anyone has contact information from Erling Jacobsen? It would be great if we would have the source of the libs and the startup code. I have his details and have sent him an email pointing him to this thread M_Y___H_E_R_O_E_! p.s.: The important thread is of course: EJC (C-Compiler) experi...
by ql_freak
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?
Replies: 34
Views: 1786

Re: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?

Oh don't remind me! I had nightmares of my first year Lab assignment putting Hex OP codes in to a Z80 to get it to add two numbers. I was elated when they introduced us to the assembler even when it took ages to turn the 8" floppies to generate the code. :D My worst "thing" while I w...
by ql_freak
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Alternatives to C68
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Alternatives to C68

I'm still fiddling with EJC (DO NOT LOOK FOR IT, you can only download it from my homepage, BUT: WITHOUT THE NECESSARY P_A_T_C_H_E_D Lattice compiler). C68 is a good compiler, I'm still trying to get it to work with the EJC libraries. This would mean, we would have a compiler which is ANSI compliant...
by ql_freak
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: "Commented" SROFF Example from GST Macro Assembler Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 253

"Commented" SROFF Example from GST Macro Assembler Manual

I "commented" it in the printed manual (see attachements, comments are readable if you open the pictures in a new tab). The example program and the resulting SROFF data is in appendix B.2 from page 42 to 44. I mostly understand the SROFF output, but don't understand the 2 SECTION directive...
by ql_freak
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I ordered...
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Today I ordered...

Finally a notebook (until now I only own a Windows Tablet for 100 EUR). An IBM (äh Lenovo). Model is from 2011/12 or so (ThinkPad W520): But: Intel Core i7, 32 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Resolution 1920x1080 for 233,- Euros ;-))) OK I've also bought a dockingstation (30 EURos), a mouse and keyboard (10 EUR...