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by ahw
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

LATER EDIT: It seems that the version from my zip file is the same as described in the manual found here: https://sinclairql.speccy.org/archivo/docs/docs.htm I won't have time to confirm until this weekend, but it sounds like it needs a ROM, then. I think there was a image of the ROM, with a modife...
by ahw
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

I found an archive of Metacomco BCPL - I have no ROM so I have no idea if it works or not (the zip file is windows zip) Thanks! I'll try it out as soon as I get a chance and report back about whether it works. I think I read that other MetaComCo compilers only require the ROM during compilation, so...
by ahw
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

I used to have a copy of BCPL on floppy disk, which did not require a ROM, back in the 1990s, when all we have were slow QLs.... I will have a look on my old floppy disks, which I thought I had made a copy. That would be awesome! Let me know if you do find it. I have a very badly scanned copy of th...
by ahw
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

Yeah, I'm aware of that version, but it's been updated quite a bit and is really meant for modern systems. The distribution exclusively builds 32-bit and 64-bit executables. At this point, building a compiler for QL in BCPL using the distribution is probably an easier task than retooling it.
by ahw
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

I am quite interested in writing software for the QL and, in particular, am interested in using BCPL. I am aware of the modern distribution, but it is, of course, not for the QL. I've done some digging and the best I can find is someone on a mailing list offering digital versions of both it and the ...