Old MS-DOS & WIN Software
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Fri Dec 2 15:42:34 CST 2005
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>Is that really true? AFAIK, MS still packs MASM 6.1x with their Windows
Well it is not standard with the windows I have.
>And there are some PD programs, it seems to do similar stuff.
I found the PD stuff.
>Early 8088 stuff wasn't worth writing home about. MASM 1.0 was a slow
>buggy disaster, and Lattice C (sold by MS before they came out with their
>own) wasn't much better. As far as I'm concerned, MASM 6.13 is about the
>best version ever produced, even if it does require DPMI to run.
>For that matter, I prefer using flat 32-bit mode under an extender. No
>worrying about segment boundaries, 64K array sizes, etc. Makes life much
>easier--and runs faster on most platforms than 16-bit mode does.
>Of course, if you're using anything less than a 386, you're pretty much
>stuck with 16-bit mode and segment headaches.
Mind you if somebody came up with a better OS when the 386's came out,
would we have windows
today? ** Well I did say 8088, so that is more on topic, as I wanted
to play around with small - C for the
8080 and cross compile for a FPGA home brew computer.
To get on topic for all the people that have a Z80 and CP/M check this
http://www.schorn.ch/cpm/intro.html SPL is new language for the z80
and some replacement
CP/M software too.
** and afford!
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