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On Text adventure classic Colossal Caves converted to BASIC:

Or an entire interpreter; and we know one of those will fit into as little as 16 kB.

 is a RISC OS Userrobsmallshire on 23/4/09 2:10PM
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On Text adventure classic Colossal Caves converted to BASIC:

Nonsense. You just need a decent runtime system, containing enough of a compiler to deal with the dynamic features. The vast majority of BBC BASIC code in any program is eminently compilable. The small parts that aren't can be interpreted or jitted; I never claimed that all compilation could be done ahead of time...

 is a RISC OS Userrobsmallshire on 22/4/09 6:02PM
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On Text adventure classic Colossal Caves converted to BASIC:

Interesting. I'm working on a BBC BASIC compiler for .NET/Mono and have been hunting around for interesting BBC BASIC programs to feed it. Some of the early Acornsoft text adventures, like Sphinx Adventure, have pretty horrible code!

 is a RISC OS Userrobsmallshire on 19/4/09 6:50PM
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On Iyonix emulator mulled by developer:

Actually, both the JVM and the .NET CLR are stack-based virtual machines, quite similar at the bytecode level. Differences in performance are more to do with the fact that the JVM can interpret bytecode and optionally JIT hotspots, whereas the CLR always JITs the bytecode to native code (x86, ARM, etc).

I'm writing a BBC BASIC compiler for the .NET CLR, so I'm pretty familiar which its design.

 is a RISC OS Userrobsmallshire on 21/11/08 9:23PM
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